2017

2017 was officially the worst year of her life. She thought so because she had to undergo undue stress of unfair play and dirty business and then wasted money to hire a lawyer which she did not end up using in the end. She should have bought her cousin a little new car instead. It has been a crazy year but she did not fall. Yes, she was angry. She was cheated, betrayed, conned, lied to, lied about. And so on impulse, she paid a top contracts lawyer to sue. Why didn’t she take action in the end? It would have meant the entire company going down. It would have meant her own friends getting burnt. It would have meant bad publicity. She chose to move away instead, move away from all negativity. Let them burn and rot in hell for all their pretend play. She only pitied the new people who got conned and lied to. SO many innocent people.

That chapter is now over. She has moved on and wish she had started this much earlier since this now is a much more professional company. Like hello? Where has everyone been??? She has learnt her lessons to not include any viruses and negativity into her newly built business. She has soared higher than ever in record time and people can see the truth. That is all she needed. Not the fame. Not the money. Just the plain cold truth.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Illegal driving….

She was merely 14 but her friend said, “Do you want to learn?”

Which adventurous 14 year old wouldn’t have said YES!!

John was a regular in the family and ever since her stepbrother flew in from Berkeley, he was tasked with Grandma’s little plum coloured Daihatsu Charade to drive them around. John had a license. His father was a Minister so who knows if his license was valid but he was definitely a seasoned driver and her mother trusted him.

They would have their driving lessons, the three of them ‘kids’ at the local golf club as car traffic was minimal yet sufficient roads to play around with a real car. Wheeeeeee!!!

Those days, automatic cars did not exist. As she gained confidence in handling the car, John took her out onto the big road. Within weeks, she was a pro!

The downfall came when she decided to drive herself to the nightclubs instead of taking a taxi which cost money and as a student, money is always a challenge. All her friends were going to nightclubs. All wanting to grow into adults before their time came. Make up, high heels, dressing up, it was all exciting to attract attention from others. What her parents didn’t know was that she was rolling out the cars past midnight without their engines on, then rolling them downhill only to start it after the car was a good distance away from home.

A night stint driving out to party with friends lasted several hours and she would responsibly drive back uphill and stop the car, walk down to open the gate, then silently roll the car back into the garage. Smooth.

If only she knew the potential dangers of an underaged teenager driving around the city past midnight then. She could have been stopped by the cops for illegal driving, followed by thugs and robbed, or worse, mugged and taken away! Her very own friend from the same local Club drove to his death at the mere age of 10. So you can imagine……

An angel would have been following her for months and years because she did this for exactly 3 years regularly before getting a real driving license to her name.

She passed her driving test and studied for it and now was free to drive her Dad’s Volvo with full permission.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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3 Inspirational Women

3 Inspirational Women who got it right – Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Beyoncé.

Every single day, I have a purpose and a task to invest in myself and in my own progress in life. I think about whom I can bring on a smile to. I’ve never stopped investing in myself and in others. Mindset with the heart is everything and it is powerful. 

If you are not willing to invest in yourself and grow your life as a woman, you should stop complaining about your current life. If you want something to change, then what you do or not do must change too. Being in a hole can be temporary, but a poor negative attitude can be forever and sets you up for failure over and over. You just don’t get anywhere. 

Be ready and open to CHANGE. 

I am where I am because I took HUGE ACTION, because I have grit and went against what everyone else frowned upon, because I believed in myself and because I made a decision. 

I know how to be successful from experience. But I came from zero. You can too, no matter who you are, no matter where you are, no matter how old you are. It is never too late! If you want my kind of freedom, just ask! It isn’t rocket science. You just have to know the path and action required. 

My life has never been so good and I am happy I made it!!! YOU can too. 

BELIEVE!!!!

Do tag and share this with your friends. They may be wanting to break free from their long gruelling hours that pay unworthy pennies at work. And I have done it. 

Wishing all of you a crazy productive week!!!

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Stop cheating yourself from a better life

If life were a movie and you played the star role, who would you want to be? What would you change from now? What happens in the movie?

In what you are doing now for work, for life, is it going to get you to the life of your dreams? Do you even know what that is? Is it at all possible? You work day in day out and perhaps dread getting to work on a Monday morning and look forward to every Friday evening. And then after 40 years of work, that is your life. 

What if I told you that we could direct and empower ourselves to live the lives we really wanted? I have done it. It’s real. Like you, I never imagined it possible but by testing out my theory of success, it has worked. 

Many of us just seem to feel stuck and trapped by our habitual patterns of life. I call it the conveyor belt life coined by a childhood friend of mine from Melbourne. We are born, we go to school, we start work, we get married, we have kids, we get old, we die. And in between we have undulations. 

But did you know that we have a choice? A REAL CHOICE, to get out of your conveyor belt life to start working on your dreams. What have you got to lose? At the very least, you should at least find out and give yourself the chance that you so deserve. 

Make your own life AMAZING because you are the driver of your own ship. You owe it to yourself to kick fear into its arse and I will hold your hand and kick it with you!! Have faith to cross the line.

#ImeanwhatIsay #Empoweringwomentodemandmore #Getfinancialstability #DependonNOBODY #Retiringfamiliesonebyone #Myofficeismybed #Womeninbusiness #MakingmoneywhilstIsleep #Myperpetualholiday #Millionairemomsnetwork #Powerbidshappyquids #Thinklikeamillionaire #Ladyboss #Savvyentrepreneurs #Yieldhighresults #Resultsdontlie #MeetPatsyWoo

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Looking Back……

Today is Merdeka. 

When my late Mom was around, Merdeka was a tradition for us. It started out with us always, ALWAYS spending the night in town at a hotel with a view of the fireworks, and even joining the crowd at night to celebrate just for the heck of it. We did it before T1 was born right up till T2 was born, until traffic during Merdeka night was so bad that we decided that we no longer wanted to get out into town but staying at a hotel was still an option. Just for fun. We are hotel junkies thanks to Mom. Mom spent a lot of time bringing us to hotels. We ate a lot at hotels and all her meetings with friends were at hotels. 

This year, for Merdeka, we are still at a hotel, but not in Malaysia. This year, 2017, is also the first time ever that the thought crossed my mind about migration. We actually started looking. London, Perth, Singapore, America…..I feel so sad about it. I don’t want to leave Malaysia and in actual fact, since we have been traveling so much, we can really go wherever we want to go whenever we want to go to appreciate life in other places. But the kids future is at stake. What will be their future? 

In our travels, the kids have been exposed to various ways of life and they can see for themselves what different countries have to offer because we don’t just do touristy stuff but hang out with the locals and really do what the locals do for a good month at least. So they know.  But when you leave your Tanah Air Ku, that’s like chopping off a piece of yourself even if I have a Singaporean birth certificate. 

I am sad. It has been a challenging 2 years but with it has also come many blessings. So as yet, we are still undecided. And because of that, we are renovating our home currently because no concrete future plans have been made and we have not purchased our dream home near the school because we do not know yet if we are staying or moving. My kids are happy at school here but society has not allowed them the best that they could possibly have. 

When I was a kid, I grew up in a bungalow in Cheras on a hill and on that hill, my late grandmother who lived 3 doors away, knew practically the whole street. This allowed us, the kids, to roam freely up and down the entire street of Jalan Selasih to visit our friend’s homes and we were always welcomed. Likewise, my home that my Dad named the Gabriel Hotel, was open to our friends, many of whom came to even live with us for extended periods of time. My late Mom herself had offered free board to any of her friends who were homeless or had left their husbands temporarily or anyone who did not have a place to stay. I only followed by example and invited an orphan to live with us for a year. When I think back, how surreal that was and now I have no idea where she has gone! I had so many lovely childhood memories in Jalan Selasih and wish I had kept in better touch with all the neighbourhood kids I grew up with. There was also Garden International School up the road so we had many friends come visit us after school. It was FUN!!! Playtime was every single day!!! Not a day passed without us playing together and we never studied. My parents never forced us to study and seriously, studying was not a priority in that day and age unlike now, my poor kids. Even as a parent who does not push them to study, their environment challenges them to do it. Values are different now. My kids fun times are mostly with the family and with their friends at school as no way are they allowed to roam around freely or even hang out with random friends that we do not know well. Until I know their friends parents really well, I am not about to leave my kids with someone else because the world just isn’t safe like it used to be. Many irresponsible parents around yo. 

I am always thinking how far I have come and wonder if my kids will ever get the richness of life that I had. I want the best for them so that in any circumstance, they have the same if not better resilience than me to not just survive but to excel on an international playing field. What does a kid need in order to fuel them up for success and happiness? Because their happiness and ability to sustain themselves and give back to others less fortunate is ultimately the most important thing to me. If they as adults can do that, my most important job is done. T1 turns 13, a real teenager in 2 weeks. Already she’s had quite a life. It hasn’t always been perfect since she lost 2 grandmothers whom she was extremely close to just like that and now has to worry about losing me too. It’s just not fair on her. But right now, I have so many challenges being thrown at me for whatever reason, friends whom I really believed were friends betrayed me in the highest order, the people whom I have helped so much in the past turned against me and then we have people who have their own perceptions of me based purely from rumours, I ask myself, have I really hurt anyone to deserve all this? Why can’t the people who are not happy with me just FACE UP TO ME to tell me what I have done or not done instead of quietly going behind my back to cause hurt. The truth is, I’ve probably not done what they wished me to do, perhaps jealousy for some, because if I have truly done wrong, then be a sincere friend with enough balls to come tell me. Name one person who’s done it. There is none. Obviously none of them were real to begin with! 

On the flip side, I am extremely honest and vocal with people who have done ME wrong and have no qualms telling the world what the facts are. And in front of them too. But I guess not everyone is like me. My mom trained me well to be true to self and act on the highest integrity so I know no other way. Not everyone had an amazing Mom like me so perhaps I cannot fault them. But people can learn right??? 

I’ve had friends who had zero parents or not raised by their own parents who are very good people. They had no guidance, yet used their own internal moral compass to always do the right thing. 

This brings us back to the people of Malaysia. With so many insecure and wayward folk performing laziness, cheating others because it is the only way they know how, what is our future in Malaysia going to be like? How many years will it take to train these small minds that there is a better right way? Just today, I was at a bank in Singapore and the service I received from a plain counter girl called a teller, was 10 times improved from the general service that I would get in Malaysia. Several years ago when I was fighting for my Bumiputera status in Malaysia, I had to call the Singapore Government to retrieve my birth certificate from a random general line of their naturalisation department and within 5 minutes, not only did I get transferred to the correct person but got the answers I required. Try calling Putrajaya in Malaysia? Trust me, I have called Putrajaya for many, many reasons work and otherwise on more than several dozen occasions and I never, ever got the same service as I did Singapore. What went wrong? This is what my kids are exposed to. 

It is apparent even as an employer that people who have had more international exposure versus purely narrow minded kampung mentalities, that there is a gap. After running my own Multi-Level Marketing business for almost 3 years now, I see the same weakness in thought processes that I faced as a boss in the corporate sector. What can we do? Our society has come to such that the majority are only here to blame instead of taking full ownership. There are always excuses and you can have excuses for the rest of your life but if you want a real change, then you must first start from within. Yes? 

I am frustrated. I am frustrated that there are too few grounded parents raising kids with good values to serve our country and as a result, we have ended up with crap. A whole load of crap. I am generalising of course, because I do know of some very good people here. But if you were to put them with the masses, it is too few to change a nation. How would we change a selfish, greedy adult to be a better person? How? Because that very same selfish, greedy adult will only raise more selfish, greedy kids. 

When we have no more options, we resort to drastic actions like migration. Not that the grass is greener at all. But it is comforting to be in a place where justice is served, where there is no discrimination, and what you do really counts to making a difference. 

Is it just me? What more can we do about our beloved country Malaysia? I have worked hard. I have fought for truth and country. I have been a good citizen giving up a lot for others to progress. But Malaysia resists. Mahathir would have chosen to just lock up the bad guys and sometimes I feel he had no choice. People were just too stupid to see the reality of our journey together as a nation. He was not perfect but I understand where he came from. There is no easy solution. 

Truth is, I really want Malaysia to be home for my kids. I want Malaysia to be a nation of integrity. A nation we can truly be proud of, like Bhutan, for example. Where we never have to watch our backs for back stabbers, where we can trust others with our kids, where theft is not an issue because everyone knows how to do the right thing, where everyone is respectful of each other’s race, cast, social status, religion, sexual orientation. But I have failed to inspire everyone in my journey and I alone, really cannot do much more. 

I look back and this cheered me up, being selected as one of Asia’s Top Mom Blogs 6 years ago. I have also done my bit for the Children of Myanmar. I’ve built a successful MLM business giving hope to a lot of people. I’ve written for International publisher Conde Nast. I’ve been a selected contributor to several online mommy forums. I am the Malaysian Ambassador for an international traveling family service. I’ve changed a few lives for the better. I’ve been of service to moms during my stint at the Ibu Family Resource Group as a committee member. I’ve done my fair share of volunteer work with the Soroptimists. I’ve done well in my career and made tons of money for my previous employers. I have a husband who is 500% supportive and two wonderful girls who make me laugh like crazy every single day. I have a great life. What more do I want? 

I want you Malaysia to buck up. I want us RAKYAT MALAYSIA to look within ourselves to really ask ourselves what we want for our country. It all begins with us. If you can work with me in alignment, we have hope yet. I do not want to be the one who ran away. Look around you. What can you do to inspire those around you to do the right thing? See some rubbish? Pick it up. Just because it isn’t yours doesn’t mean you have to leave it for the road sweeper. Make someone smile every single day, even a stranger, make it a habit. Start a little community project, with your kids even, to work towards a better Malaysia. Get creative and build upon our truth for Malaysia. Look at Syed Azmi. He is out there doing something positive, yet gets a lot of slack for it, and I wonder why? Why is someone doing good getting so much crap!!?? It is because we have too many idiots running around. Let’s work together to inspire the minds of these idiots then. If there is a will, there is a way!! I’ve done it. I have changed a stalkers mind from stalking my family before. We can really do better for Malaysia. We just have to want to do it together. 

Education. Education. Education. 

Please be brave enough to challenge and stop causing more damage. Look within and seek help. What’s causing your distress? What have you done to get out of your struggle mode? 

Please, I am begging all of you Malaysians, let’s save Malaysia. 

Malaysia, tanah air ku……..

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Day Two in Yangon – Trip 2

A repost from 3 March 2013 :

Bright and early the next day but thank God not at 3am, we headed out for our work immediately after a 7.30am breakfast. T1 was only too pleased to be pushed up her favourite Myanmar truck…..

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Another full day ahead, we brought out the boxes that we’d brought from Malaysia to deliver to the Children of Myanmar. In it were some clothes and LOTS of stationery and art supplies, sand art, girlie accessories, brand new underwear, and more stationery! Thank you all who donated to this cause!

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The MAD team, all bright and cheery….

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First stop. Here. Sacks filled with soil as steps.

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To buy rice for the Nanoo Monastery – 10 bags.

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Here, T1 and I learnt the Myanmar numbers in Myanmar writing. Our posh rice is their cheap rice, can you believe it?

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The money from donations being used for rice. Gosh, after one day in the heat and I’m all tanned already. Next trip – lots of sunblock and a hat!

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We bought 10 bags of rice, a few boxes of noodles, boxes of canned food and boxes of soap.

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Store lady packing in the canned food…..

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Once we arrived at the Monastery, the bigger boys all stood in a row ready to help carry the 25kg bags of rice into their home. I cannot even PUSH a 25kg bag of rice so I really wonder how these boys get by so strong without much protein at all.

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After unloading the rice, it was time to unload the boxes….

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It broke my heart that the stairway to the floor they sleep on now has a big hole! Soon, the stairs would just COLLAPSE!!!

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We offered the money to them for fixing the floor above where the kids sleep.

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This is the floor which has really deteriorated since our last trip. Shit, I didn’t even dare go into that area knowing how heavy I was. I could have just gone right DOWN to the floor below. Bad trips, man….the floor was all RICKETY!!!

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The alms that the monks had collected were all purely rice. On the odd ocassion, there was something other than rice. But mostly rice.

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And I know this because I walked around every single pot there was on that floor and it was mostly all rice. 99% all rice. That is what they eat everyday. Rice. Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner.

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I managed to catch the chef in the kitchen cooking some leftover meat that they had. 4 tiffing carriers of meat (as shown) to feed 230 kids. Who do you think gets the meat, you think?

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Thankfully, there was a huge pot of vegetable soup for the kids to eat with their rice……

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Whilst lunch was being heated up, I got down to business…..What the hell do you think I am doing???

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Having a bloody workout with the kids that completely flushed me, that’s what!

The smiles made it ALL WORTH WHILE!!!

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We committed to the kids that we loved them and that we had plans for them. We asked them to apply for scholarship with us in English. Submissions to come in by the end of April. This means they have a whole month to work on an English proposal. You could see on their faces that they really wanted to do this, yet the challenge of writing a proposal in English daunted them, but Eileen said she’d be there as usual, to help them with this. Bless her amazing heart.

After proposal submissions, depending on how much funds we can raise, we will send a few of these boys to pursue their dreams. We will start with extra English classes or whatever……we’ll see what their dreams are first.

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And after all that inspiring work, we almost left Eileen behind…..Quick, Eileen!!!

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Since the White Pagoda was nearby the monastery, we decided to make a 5 minute stop.

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The White Pagoda under renovation.

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After the White Pagoda stop, we headed off to buy rice and supplies for the Hosanna Home. Again 10 bags. It lasts them a month.

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T1 was reunited with her friends again……the same girls whom she exchanged addresses with 4 months ago, the same girls whom she loved so dearly……I love them too.

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T1 getting fanned by her Myanmar friends whilst she sat and watched TV with them whilst the adults chatted. Can you believe it? It was just so kind of them to fan her as it was really hot – 39 degrees Celsius, yo!

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After spending some time with them, we headed back. This is Sam, a representative of Friends of the Children of Myanmar, a British NGO.

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T1 was pooped after another long day out in scorching heat.

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Our day was far from over though! After sending the MAD bosses home, we went to Church as it was Palm Sunday! I never do Church in KL (for fear of God seeing too many sins) but since I was in Myanmar and since one of the MAD team was going, we decided to follow him. It was a service in Myanmar language. Duh.

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What a day of reflection it was for this little girl.

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If there is one random act of kindness that you would like to offer this month, please give some assistance to the Children of Myanmar. I am committed to building their lives till they can sustain themselves. Please help me help them.

Update 2017 – this job is now completed.

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For more stories on our journey with the Children of Myanmar:-

Our visit to Yangon Orphanage 1

 T1 helping out in Yangon

Buying rice for the orphans

Playing with the Children of Myanmar

First time in Yangon

Humbled by Sacrificial Love and Selfless Giving

More on Myanmar

The Children of Myanmar Need Your Help

The Lady’s House

Taking the Myanmar kids to watch Jason MRaz

Thank you for construction has begun!

Calling the Media to spread this please?

Life at Orphanage 3 Yangon

Dedicating our lives to the Children of Myanmar

Organising 2 Nations 1 Heart MAD Project Myanmar

Incredible Support for the Children of Myanmar

The Psychology of Giving – Children of Myanmar

Why the Children of Myanmar?

So much progress after 4 months!!!

More help and inspiration for the Children of Myanmar

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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The Formula for Success

The Formula for Success

It’s so simple yet not everyone gets it because there is always one part of the equation that gets left out either intentionally or mistakenly.

I am grateful for having successful mentors around me since I was as young as a wee girl and have learnt plenty throughout the years following, observing, testing, and actual doing. You have to do the work. If you don’t get your hands dirty then how will you ever learn? It’s one thing to know the theory of driving a car, it’s another to actually drive it and another still to know when and how hard to push the accelerators and release the handbrakes at the exact moments of purpose. This takes years of skill and practice.

Practice, practice, practice.

Ask, ask, ask and ask again and again.

1. Dream Big
Many people don’t have dreams that are big enough and because of that, they are not pushed sufficiently to get themselves there. Women feel they deserve the life that has been handed out to them and will allow their limiting beliefs to block their growth. On the flip side, some have such big dreams until they get ruthless when they start getting impatient and their results don’t satisfy their cravings. It is fabulous to have the biggest dreams ever but always, always remember your roots. Be grateful for everything. That cleaner you snubbed 10 years ago? She could be your biggest customer tomorrow. True story. Stop prying into people’s lives to check if they have money or not to be your potential customer. Just learn how to be honest already.

2. Work Hard
Many people want a piece of the pie but are not willing to go out to buy the ingredients, find the recipe, follow the instructions and bake it. And then keep repeating that entire process over and over and over until they get THAT perfect pie. They are hoping that someone else would just bake it for them so they could eat it. This isn’t how it works. Any fast success would come crashing down just as fast. There is no sustainability when there is no real business. It’s like playing the stock market with paper shares and you have money on paper. Paper can get burnt at anytime. Companies have come crashing down from all sorts of reasons but a solid one built with a great foundation would stand strong and be resilient a lot more than one built on words and market sentiments. Playing on peoples emotions to make money, is that really how you would like to make money? Not me.

3. Stay Focused
Many people have no patience. They want short cuts and think there are quick ways to make money. If there really was, show it to me and show me the success with sustainability. Because when people have no real patience, they lose focus and flit around experimenting with various opportunities with no real focus. It takes 2-3 years to just break even in a conventional business and that is if you were lucky. Honestly, what other faster ways are there to make money in a secure and sustainable way apart from staying focused and growing one business the right way? And that is with honesty and integrity because lies will only carry you so far and will bounce back to hit you. Don’t go there ever. EVER.

4. Be around Good People
When you have a tribe of people with good energy, you feel it, you radiate it, you live it!!! No mountain is too high, no river is too wide and as a group, no matter how small or big, when there is trust and genuine sincerity amongst the organisation, you’re like family. Maybe even closer than family. Everyone has a talent, everyone is special, nobody gets left behind. There are no threats for performance, just encouragement for everyone to be their best selves FOR themselves!! And to that, I am so very blessed. Because for any person who does not feel our vibe in our tribe, I kiss them farewell with blessings. We know what we want and we know what type of people we want. Anyone with lesser values are free to leave. My tribe get it. We get it. We have a clear mission of changing the world and are already doing it. Not just talking about it or starting to pretend to do it. No. We have been doing it since forever. Results don’t lie.

#DreamBig #WorkHard #StayFocused #Surroundyourselfwithgoodpeople#Yourenergydoesnotlie

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Year 2 English Exam Laugh

7 year old English exam

Recently my little one returned with her English exam papers and whilst reviewing it, we had the biggest laugh. Why? See the question below:

What makes Janice sneeze?

Options were Pollen, Cars, and Window Sills

She circled window sills…..

She did not understand what a window sill was nor pollen and in the comprehension passage, it writes those two words in the same sentence.

It is obvious she is not the voracious reader in this household.

But her big sister, the 12 year old genius, started taking the piss:

Poor Janice!! She’s going to have to live her whole life in 4 brick walls without windows!!

T2, can you go to the window? I want to see if you have the same allergy as Janice.

This means she cannot look out the car window to enjoy the view like us.

Does one go to the carpenter or the allergy Doctor to treat a window sill allergy?

At which point I told her to stop. But heck, I was laughing like crazy too uncontrollably because it was just too hilarious. It also prompted me to spend more time with her on her English.

Poor T2. I hope this incident encourages her to reorganise her priorities.

#Takingthepissrunsinourfamily #Afunnyblockof15minutes #AllergiesinKids

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

We spent almost a week at the Mandarin Oriental recently over the Raya break because it has become a tradition to have a little holiday every Raya now that Mom is no longer here to Beraya with. We were actually planning to go to Bangkok to see my brother but due to my last minute nonsense, flights to Bangkok were full on ALL airlines and all that was left was Business and even Business was RM12,000+ for the 4 of us. They really know how to slaughter you up for Raya!!

We decided against Bangkok but tried Langawi, Penang and Singapore but they were all crazy expensive so in the end, Hubs said let’s just do a Staycation. No regrets as we had a great time still as we booked into the highest floor Club Executive Park View on Level 30 and true to Nana style, our motto was “We are on holiday….” so anything goes. We ate to our hearts content, went to the spa, swam a lot, went shopping, met up with friends, worked (Yes, I work best at hotels!), and just enjoyed the hotel air-conditioning, the views and the hotel staff. Yes, we blessed quite a few hotel staff so they would have a great Raya too. At one point, the porter wished me a Selamat Hari Raya, Datin! Heck!!! I am no Datin!!! And guess what? We even had friends staying at the same hotel. Too funny. We’d bump into each other every morning at breakfast.

The Rooms

For the price that we pay, the Mandarin Oriental rooms are so-so only by my standards. For that kind of price, I expect something more extraordinary. It was very comfortable for sure and large, and had everything in it so no complaints at all, plus it was a newly renovated room so we were lucky with a beautiful park view, but I still expect a higher quality of design. Hire a new architect already, MO peeps. The room was nice in that it had a separate area for the walk-in wardrobe and the bathroom was huge, there was enough space for a sofa and a work desk and still have the kids lay out their memory game cards all over the floor with their mess. They could literally do cartwheels even with the extra bed in there. What was scary about the room was that the air-conditioning was on an auto-sensor so every time the room got too cold, the AC would shut down. Just like that. And then when it got too hot, it would automatically turn on by itself again. Now there was an explanation for that. What was even MORE scary was that in the middle of the night, the lights would turn off and on by itself too. I was meant to ask the hotel the story behind that but completely forgot. The Hubs said it could not have been a light sensor. AC sensor yes, but no electricity sensor.

OKAYYYYYYYY!!!!!

By the way, we went to 3 rooms before we found the room that was perfect for us. Ask me why!

The Spa

The spa is expensive. RM525-700++ for a massage of 90 minutes. To me, that is expensive. But what the heck. We were on holiday. I had the luxury of the Traditional Malay Massage which was good in that the masseuse was VERY STRONG to the point some bits were actually painful but it is what it is. I have a huge body with lots of meat so she deserved the tip I gave her and spent the entire night releasing wind thereafter. The next massage I had was the special lymphatic drainage massage which I conned my husband into agreeing to pay for, for my health. After experiencing the Raindrop Technique from Young Living, I was intrigued on how such light feathery strokes could be so effective??? But it is and it was!!! I cannot believe that for the last 30 years of massages that I have had, I have always preferred hard strength massages in order to feel better but now I know it is unnecessary. Completely unnecessary. At the MO lymphatic massage, I was so super relaxed that for once, I could not play my phone during a massage because I was simply resigned to napping even though I had had more than enough sleep the night before. And after the massage, I pee-ed a lot and kept peeing all night!!! It was like the woman pushed a pee button!! I also lost half a kilo in pee as they measured my water retention levels before and after the massage with a machine and my blood pressure showed high. Oops. Not sure if this was health related or food indulgences.

The Food

The food was generally OK. I expected more from the breakfast buffet simply because it is the MO and for their ridiculous prices. For example, the Grand Hyatt does a better breakfast spread and so does the Shangri-La. At the MO, there was an Indian counter, a Malay counter, a Chinese counter, the typical breads, fruit and eggs counters, and maybe 1-2 more exotic counters. Their Indian is pretty good though!! Chef Wan was there cooking for the Raya Puasa buffet but prices were about RM300 per pax. CRAZY. Were they going to feed me literally too and maybe clean the aftermath of my poo at that price? I would never pay that for food. Food at MO – 6.8 out of 10.

The Facilities

There is a simulation indoor golf room, did you know that? As T2 was too young to comprehend, we did not venture into it but we did spend a lot of time playing some American Pool. Oh yea. Great memories of my hustling days rushed back as I thrashed the Hubs (OK, he also beat me once but only because I hit the black ball in). I have always been good in Physics. The pool is nice and the pool staff were wonderful. They would bring you your huge fluffy clean pool towels, cold lemon water, wonderfully essential oil scented cold towels and get this, frozen grapes on a pineapple! At first, we were all hesitant to try these frozen grapes but after we did, we couldn’t get enough of it every day. And the staff happily gave us extra since they saw us every day. I guess we were there longer than the average MO occupant. The gym was very well equipped although as expected, nobody used it. Despite all of us bringing our trainers and sports gear, not once did we walk the park nor enter the gym!!!

FAILED BIG TIME.

My high point was having some shopping time at KLCC by myself and sorting out some banking issues. I tried on clothes from so many stores (BCBG, KM, WH, WL, DP, MC) because they were all on sale. Big sale! But in the end, bought nothing LOL. I did however give a donation to one of the stores there but glad to say I have more than covered the entire MO stay and my shopping with my income this week alone with enough to pay for someone else’s holiday and some free gifts to some lucky people. Aren’t I a lucky bitch. Say yes and don’t get jealous. Because you can have this freedom too if you really wanted it. You know you can.

Speaking of which, I keep hearing people say, “Money isn’t everything….yada, yada, yada….”. Yes, of course it is not. But I am so happy doing what I do that it is pointless to condemn me when I see so many happy smiles come out of my work, know what I mean? I know I will always have haters and that is OK with me. As long as I continue to lift people up and those very same people smile and gain their will to live again, be excited about life, I am OK to take all the backstabbing that comes with the territory. Seriously. This is important to me and this is what makes me happy. I know many don’t see it because they haven’t even had a chance to get to where I am yet but they will eventually. I have faith. I believe in what I do. All the haters with rumours and lies about me, well…..they’ll come around.

At the MO, we also met up with Closed One Eye (private joke between my kids and I) and a few of my team mates from out of town. How awesome is that. Communicating with people really is my strength and hope in creating a ripple of a million smiles and I do this with so much passion that I know, I just KNOW, that everyone who is sincere with me in this mission, will prosper tremendously.

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur – would I recommend it? I would say yes! We will be checking out the KL Hilton, ShangriLa and the Majestic soon before we decide on our very favourite hotel of all time in Kuala Lumpur. So far, the Grand Hyatt has been a favourite but it did not have the warmth that the MO staff had. So we shall see. The battle of the Kuala Lumpur hotel continues……Heh.

I forgot to mention, the Club Floor of the MO on Level 24 is quite quiet and comfortable. Kids are not allowed in but we were made an exception just for the weekend part of our holiday so T2 as she was underaged. Only 12 and above kids are allowed in. The food was good there too but a much smaller selection and although it was free breakfast, lunch and dinner; we mostly had pizzas by the pool every single day for lunch. FAIL AGAIN!!!

Recently, a team member of mine had a dangerous eye accident and is at risk of losing her eye. Please help me to pray for her that her eye is saved. I am fiercely loyal to my team of ladies and would never dream of letting them down.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Wonder Woman 2017

Wonder Woman, Ive watched it twice and I can happily watch it a third time!!!!!

The first time, I went with my cousins from Australia for a midnight movie and it was the bomb. The second time I went with my kids and it was a bigger bomb because I could focus solely and purposefully on Chris Pine.

Oh. My. God.

I am usually not interested in Chris Pine AT ALL but in Wonder Woman, there was something in the way his eyes spoke that completely undressed me. Uhuh. You know that feeling when every cell in your body suddenly gets weak and starts melting? Yup. When I watch it the third time, I would be watching ONLY Chris Pine.

The movie was a typical DC Comic super hero movie. I didn’t think Gal Gadot was the best actress but I liked her body. Strong and fit to the max. And those legs!!!

It was an entertaining movie but really, what did it for me was merely Chris Pine in that movie. I still don’t like him on other movies.

Speaking of Wonder Woman, my small one immediately asked if she could get Wonder Woman LEGO. Mommy said yes. Daddy said no. Oops. I guess Mommy is always a yes person, huh? Mommy has to change.

We told her that she had enough toys but she explained that just like shoes and bags for a woman, a kid can never have enough toys. WTF!!! She must have heard that from me!!! So we told her that she should be making her own toys rather than buying all the time and her sister chipped in to say you needed to work for what you wanted. End of story.

Someone got wind of T2 wanting Wonder Woman LEGO and offered Daddy a discount and guess what????? Daddy bought it immediately!!!! WTF!!!! I rolled my eye balls several times over but chose not to get involved. He said he would give it to her AFTER her exams. Whatever……..

This week, she suddenly told me that Daddy bought her  Wonder Woman LEGO. Huh? Did he tell her even before her exams were up? Was it a ploy to get her to work harder for her exams? Apparently not. How did she know then?

Yesterday, she told me she was so excited that she was going to get her Wonder Woman LEGO soon. Maybe on Friday. Huh? Who is fucking with me now? I asked the Hubs and he said he hadn’t told her. He thought perhaps she had been checking his wardrobe and saw it? T1 asked her, “What exactly have you done to deserve the Wonder Woman LEGO anyway???” And they started fighting as they usually do……

This morning, she asked her father, “Will I be getting Wonder Woman LEGO tomorrow?”

Daddy was shocked. He asked her, “What Wonder Woman LEGO?”

She showed him his phone and said there were messages that he had bought Wonder Woman LEGO for his daughter from his friend. Would that be her, his daughter?

BUSTED!!!!!

That’s what you get when you have a child who can read your phone messages.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

I am blessed that I have learnt so much in my youth, lessons that were taught to me or discovered accidentally that can now in my adulthood be put to good use. I am so glad. And despite or perhaps because of my own Mother’s unfortunate life of despair and pain, she did her best to ensure that I always stood tall with my head held high (despite how physically short I am) and to have enough self esteem to fight for what is right always (the truth always prevails as long as you are never dishonest).

ALWAYS.

I have always been that girl who would go up to talk to that new girl at school who hadn’t made any friends because she came in at mid term. I would walk away from girl cliques and welcomed anyone and everyone to join us. When I started a class investment fund (we were 9) collecting 20 cents from everyone in class, everyone paid and participated in my little business venture. I have no idea what spurred me to do that. At work, I was also the one who would go up to a newbie from abroad to make him feel welcome. Hijjas was such a big international office yet nobody gave this new guy the time of day. So I did it. And he eventually became a Director of Architecture and started dating a girl who was very jealous of me back then. I was successful in the construction design industry then that everyone knew who I was and yes, I did have haters. But it was never a problem because as I have practised time and time and again, as long as you are honest and do good, karma always prevails. What goes around comes around. I have seen this and experienced this TOO many times that I no longer doubt it for a second.

Recently a group of women went around bitching about me (yeah again…..aren’t you bored already?) and I DID NOTHING. I didn’t flinch. My blood pressure didn’t climb. My cells did not vibrate into another gear. All was calm. In fact I was even entertained. The reason people would even have the time of day to bitch about you is because??? Think about it. I spent zero energy even trying to explain myself to those that they bitched to because I felt that the smart ones would see right through them and the stupid ones would follow them, better now than later that I know who is smart and who is stupid, correct? It’s like history repeating itself all over again as this same incident happened just 2 years ago with the Mamapumpkin group of women on Facebook. Lalalalalalala…….

I have been busy building and raising good people and I am succeeding. I wish they would do the same instead of wasting time trying to bring others down. That way, they could succeed too and then they would not have to spend any time bringing others down as they would be too busy enjoying life!

Have you watched the Unbearable Lightness of Being? It’s a story on Karma.

I have seen again blessing after blessing whilst these 3 ladies try to bring me down. As my mentors advised, just be still. Nothing needs to be done. My mentors flew to Japan on a mission and victory was accomplished. I need not worry about scumbags who continuously attack me because they have no other purpose in life. All I need to do is continue reading my books, continue helping the good people, continue having fun planning my holidays and rest sufficiently to heal. Honestly, how evil are these people anyway to go around doing what they do yet preach about the opposite. God is watching you, my lovelies.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Efficiency and Speed

Not many people have this skill which makes it easy for people who have it to win. In all my years of working, I have hardly come across anyone who gave me a WOW factor. A super tiny fraction, actually I wouldn’t even call it a fraction since it has been perhaps 2-3 people only who have come a little close and so you can already see how few people actually have what it takes to succeed.

BUT I must qualify that one girl has shocked me. If I thought I was good, she was better by miles. This girl, she takes 5 minutes tops in the shower and she has super long hair yet she showers, washes her hair and puts oil into her hair all in record time. She does not enjoy the process and take her own sweet time no. She is efficient and fast. She gets things done. In one evening, she calls 5 family members to chat and catch up and touch base with everyone rather than text message or emails, and then she writes a few posts and even an article. All in one evening.

When I saw how efficient and fast she was, I was inspired.

It opened my eyes to the reality that we really do waste so much of our time doing nonsense such as surfing Facebook or watching TV, for example. Doing this in moderation is OK but if you really want to make progress in your life then whatever rocks your boat. Mine is to create incredible memories for my children and to leave an imprint on as many hearts as possible that I know.

So what I have learnt is that in order to inspire, one must lead by example and do it first and foremost. When others learn it can be done, they will follow suit. In most cases, people don’t start because they don’t know. They are comfortable in their status quo and don’t know any better. But if one is exposed to something new, why not try? You may very well be able to do it too.

Have a think of what you want to leave behind in this world. Attending a funeral made me think a lot about this and I am now crystal clear. I know what I want and I know what I have to do to get to what I want.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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My Book Reading Challenge

Upon the inspiration of my dearest friend who reads a book a month, and this is a great habit because it inculcates reading in the kids too as monkey see monkey do, I put the challenge to myself too to read a book a month this year. When I was in London, I bought a dozen fabulous books. Of course, I didn’t have to purchase them from London but I was there when I had decided that I was going to do it. And so very cleverly, we lugged God knows how many kilograms of heavy books back from London since T1 and T2 had their own book quotas as well but thankfully since we were all on Business, we didn’t have to pay for additional weight.

I am happy to report that I am on track so far!!!

If anything, I have had the months to relax and read to enrich my mind or relax it depending which book I read for any particular month. I could totally retire my life just reading……..it is so therapeutic.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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A funeral of my own design

I know. I know. It sounds bloody morbid but since I’ve been spending the last few days at my late uncle’s wake, I’ve been thinking of my own death. Which may be sooner than you think. Nevertheless, since my Dad told me he had bought his Nirvana package already so that is kids won’t have to fight over who pays for it, it got me thinking about my own funeral. 

First and foremost, I went searching and found my funeral picture, a most recent best shot. Hey, I must look damn good right!!!??? My daughter rolled her eyeballs when I told her and she said, “Mom, you are dead and it will be of no consequence!!” Goodness gracious me. She just doesn’t get it. I then asked her if she would give a eulogy for me, her one and only mother. She rolled her eyeballs again and said, “Tell you what, Mom. Why don’t you write one right now for yourself and save it and I will read it out on that day for you.” That got me so pissed!!! I said no way!!! YOU have to write it or it will not be real!!! She rolled her eyeballs at me again and assured me that for me, her one and only beloved Mom, she WILL give me a eulogy at my funeral. As you are my witness, please make sure my eldest daughter does just that ok? 

I then told her that I would make a slideshow of my life from start to almost end and she started laughing. Hey!!! I didn’t trust them to choose any fat photos of me OK!!! I would only choose all the hottest photos for public consumption and I told her that I want my guests to be fed with my favourite food. LOL. The funeral has to be perfect just as my wedding was. 

As of this moment, I am still designing my funeral. I need to think of songs to be played and whom I would like to invite to give eulogies and where and how. Even what my orbituary would say. I am such an anal retentive madam that everything must be A-OK perfect. 

What touched me deeply at my uncle’s funeral was that the people who attended it ranged from ministers and businessmen to the neighbourhood tai chow guy and the house electrician amongst many others. The range and breathe of people were amazing. It goes to show that he had touched many lives all across the board not just from a few particular segments of people. I so wanted to say a few words as he had really touched my life too for real but I knew I would have been one big wreck up there hence did not. 

Life is short. Embrace every moment. 

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Building Cheap People

There are so many people around me that need education. And for the longest time, I have always been patient and felt that every person should be given a second or third fourth fifth chance even, given the benefit of doubt, and you know, we should just be understanding that they may have a story we do not know about. 

Until I met this one person whom I prayed would change for the better in time, whom many people said all she needed was education but heck, education takes years and she was not learning! I decided to cut her out. I protected her for 3 years but she always managed to prove me wrong and do another dirty. It pained my heart because I would tell everyone else to give her a chance. But she was ruthless. Power and greed mattered more than anything else yet she could put on a beautiful front for self gain. I found it in low taste. When you have to bully a cancer patient into doing things for you, it seriously tells on you as a person. 

I myself am sick and I cannot afford the energy anymore to help this person. I am not sure what her story is to make her the way she is today but it is of no consequence to me because I need to stay away from negative energy. The thing is, it is not just me who feels that way about her. It is a huge community that she has trampled on until her reputation precedes her, people shy away from her. Many a time I have wanted to be the one to tell her the reality and truth but a part of me always questioned if it was worth it because those who do not want to see, will just not see. I felt sorry for her and found ways to help her but enough is enough. I have my own problems now. I need to take care of myself. 

I do wonder though if she could indeed change someday. It would take a great big fall perhaps to bring her to realisation just how much she is despised by the community at large regardless of how many put on a pretty face for her. Can a person change? It would take a drastic earth shattering shift to change I think. She is a smart girl so I do pray she will see the light and perhaps apologise to all she has wronged and maybe her sins could slowly bring her back to being the once nice girl she was once upon a time. 

Oh, and I happen to know one of her husband’s long time ex-girlfriend. Hee. 

How much effort and time would you put into making a change to someone’s life? I know so many cheap people. I’m not sure if it is worth my very precious time. Money is not an incentive at all. Yes, of course money is important but I seriously do not love it the way some people do. Like SERIOUSLY. I could walk away from my business today. The Hubs got counter offered three times since he resigned. We were very OK before I started business. We will be more than ok if I have no business and be the bored housewife instead LOL and now I don’t even have to drive myself. Life is good. But I need to care about my health. And to be honest, that is quite a pain. God, give me more strength to heal. 

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Introspection

As I approach the half millennial mark, a little introspection is due. Not at all because I have been bullied and pushed around by evilness (erm, yes I actually have) but simply because I have not spent enough time to grief for the 3 closest people to me in this 2 year period of my life being my Mom, Fatty and Alice. It hit me suddenly this year that ever since my Mom passed away, I was driven to share about the Izumio business and it was all go-go-go until I hit a high and became successful supporting almost 3,000 people under me within 2 years and despite a lot of drama in the wings, I kept going. In case you were wondering what drama, my upline leader ditched me because I had brought in a power-house purported selfish bitch into my business. I protected her as best I could but the gossip that spewed from the mouths of women forced us out of the group and we have been out ever since. Zero support yet still contributing all my team’s hard work but it was OK. I am an independent girl and wherever I go whatever I do, I will be A-OK. We trudged on.

Last year, my health took a dive. It was my second wake up call after my heart disease. I hadn’t realised that my hard work and loaded stress from all these people ate me up and I cried to myself for weeks. It was a question to God – why. WHY. Why was it that all the good people get taken? Not being presumptuous at all that I was good but the very 3 people who were taken from me in the last 2 years were really, really good people. I was torn. On one hand happy to see them again on the other side, on the other hand worrying about my two girls and how they would cope without a mother. We were so close after all. I knew the Hubs would be a good carer but still, a mother would have made their lives complete. So cried I did. I blamed myself for allowing people to bully me. I blamed myself for not being able to say no to so many. I blamed myself for not listening to the Doctor 3 years ago when I had already been warned of this. I blamed myself for not eating clean, not resting sufficiently, not drinking enough water, and most of all, not even consuming my very own Izumio and Super Lutein sufficiently that I shared so much about. I completely brought this upon myself. Was it worth it? Absolutely not. All the money in the world would not have made up for this. And I don’t even think it happened just because of the stress of last year. I accept that it is an accumulation of my bad lifestyle since forever. So I suck it up quietly now and ACCEPT.

Since then I have been reading a lot of cancer books and learning how to eat clean. I took a solo holiday with kids to London for 2 weeks just after Japan with the family. I bought more books to read to FORCE myself to slow down and just chillax. Honestly? I have not been very successful in doing all that I need to do. So I try again next month……

Rest more, eat clean, put the phone away. Forget about the business. Spend more time with family. I am really looking forward to Australia and Europe. The Doctor says 10-15 years and don’t worry, long time more and also, that is worst case. However, I read that worst case, some have gone from Stage 1-4 within 6 months. Well, I am still here!!! So I must be doing OK!! Actually not so. I feel it spreading and this is why I MUST give it all up for now to REST. My friends are amazing. My team is fantastic. I have really no excuse. So with my 2 girls as the end goal in my daily meditation (yes, I have learnt now to meditate. It is quite fascinating!), I am going to CONQUER.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Pattaya Beach, Thailand

Pattaya Beach, Thailand; yup, that’s where we are right now! Why? Initially, we came to join the Pattaya Triathlon as a family to support a brand and were prepared to invest RM20,000 to give out FREE products to the participants but ever since the company has shown extra support to foul play, I decided not to support them anymore. But as a team, we came for a fun family holiday anyway. And fun it has been!

The kids are at the pool which sits just outside our suite daily three times a day. They are as brown as drain rats at the moment whilst I am at the spa every single day. I am spoilt but I just LOVE being marinated in beautifully scented oils……

We have been eating glorious Thai food and playing Card Monopoly and I must say the little one is getting pretty good at property purchases! The game is good because it allows them to practise their business acumen and learn to be smarter than smart which is all skills we need in the real world, isn’t it? People may try to bring me down, for example, but before they even begin, I am already 10 steps running ahead, thanks to the training from my late Mom. She always said to not show your enemy your real plans. Uhh Uhh Uhuh……this comes from one of my team member’s favourite songs from Phuket. What awesome memories we had but it is the last of my free holidays with that company. I have moved on. 

People cannot believe how not desperate I am when it comes to money. I think that when you have already been exposed to money, it is really not such a big deal. It’s like that Hermes bag. When you do not have it, perhaps you desire it but once you can afford it, it really is no longer a big deal. And anyway, different people have different priorities. Some people have such a shallow view of the world, it is not wonder why they are called cows. Some think they are so clever but there is no point in being clever when you have no emotional bearing, know what I mean? Because in business and in being happy in this world, you NEED soul. You need a genuine heart filled with love and you need to be able to inspire others with sincerity. Failing which, everything is temporary. You could never, EVER, build a sustainable real business (or friendship) with bullshit. Bullshit will only take you so far, dearest friends. So please, firstly be honest with yourselves. Why are you so unhappy? The world has so much to offer. But if you cannot even live with yourselves, you will live an endless struggle of war. 

Pattaya gives me the impression of being a sex beach possibly because when I was the Country Director of a multinational railway signalling company, the foreign engineers we used to hire would go to Pattaya for a weekend of play. That would be golf play during the day and girlie play at night, and me being the only girl in their circle, would listen to all their funny stories of play. But now I am right here with kids!!! Thank goodness we have not been exposed to anything sexual LOL.

Food has been good but only because we have a Thai national with us to bring us around to the best places to eat. Seafood is extremely fresh and yummy. We had steamed crabs last night dipped in Thai chilli sauce. We had steamed crayfish, steamed fish, steamed prawns, salted egg squid which was different to what we have back home. Absolutely wonderful. I look forward to more yummy food tonight. 

Oh, it’s time for my spa session! Gotta run……

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Family Time

Here we are again on another holiday! Totally blessed. Everyone’s been asking us if the kids are on school holiday? Actually, no. They are not on school holiday at all but what’s new? We go on holiday whenever wherever and they get pulled out of school. The school certainly frowns upon this practice but it is my prerogative. We deem our family time as top priority. 

On this point, I have been showing my girls through example how Mommy breaks the rules. I can’t remember what I did now but exactly today, I was exhibiting to them how I had broken the rules and that is why I am where I am today. Not that I condone rule breaking at all but if you thought something was right and a rule needed to be broken for a good cause, then never cower to the rule but be brave enough to fight for what is right. And then I continued to explain to them that skiving school was effectively breaking the school rules but in the larger scheme of things, they would gain more value on holiday than the few days that they are not at school. They don’t get away scott free though because all school work that they missed those days at school is taken in advance and done either before or during the holiday LOL. I was telling T1 that she missed 2 months of school by being involved in the School’s Annual Production yet she had to keep up extra hours at night to complete all work set by the school thus this is no different. Thankfully, she managed to keep up with her school work despite having 2 months of full days in Cheras rehearsing and practising as stage crew for the musical. 

I watched the movie Jackie on the plane that told the very sad story of Jackie Onassis and it put things into perspective of how awfully blessed I am. It really cannot be easy being The First Lady. I cannot imagine what type of First Lady I would be but probably the first to sit ‘kangkang’ and swear like a horse. And to see your husband get shot right beside you and then deal with 2 toddlers at home? Man, I think I would have crushed. I mean, I’ve been through some pretty down and out times in my life but nothing as bad as seeing a loved one get shot. That is just downright SUPER TRAUMATIC. Last week, I shared some of my life trauma with a close friend and she gave me this Trauma Life oil to use. I don’t know if it worked or what but I felt so happy the next day. Weird. 

Whilst I am here on holiday, I keep getting reports from others that so and so is speaking about me and digging about me. Ahhhhh…….so what’s new eh? My life is so darn interesting that everyone wants to know what I am up to. Booyah!!! I must have done something right or done something so well that people MUST talk about me and dig up my whereabouts for their own agendas. You know what they say…..if you are a nobody, nobody would know you nor disturb you but when you are a somebody, the whole negative world is out to get at you. Lalalalalalala…….please continue killing me whilst I enjoy my family holiday.

People are so absorbed about this and that when the reality is that actually, I do not care. Really. I don’t. I have enough. So whatever you do, it will still have no effect on me. Thus why do you want to waste your time? I mean, it is entirely up to you. Go work hard to prove your point. You win. 

My daughter has surprised me with a lot of maturity and wit of late and I am wondering if she gets it from school or some hidden genes of ours but the stuff that comes out of her mouth has been pretty impressive that I can no longer see her as a 12 year old but as my peer. Are you kidding me? But yes, she is that mature and can think laterally so I am very curious how this comes about. Was it her early education years? Is this the exposure that she is getting from school? Or is it just us at home sparring and laughing all the time? Probably a mix of all and I am very happy with her progress.      

We spent the day with Baby Ems today and it was super fun. We love that baby to bits. Her body is so solid and she is a high class baby that drinks Izumio with every bottle of milk ok! She is going to be so smart that one. I am glad the 3 cousins get to spend quality time together even if their ages seem distant right now. At least they have each other when I am gone. Speaking of which!!!! My Dad told me today that he had purchased his funeral package so we won’t have to and we had the most BIZARRE conversation about death!!!! I told him that I could very well die before him and this is so true, and he said it’s OK then, I could use his package first LOL. It got me thinking of death and what I would want for my death and how I would like my funeral to be etc. Since I am so free, I think I am going to search for one super hot picture of me and get it blown up for my funeral and then inform everyone where to find it in the event I die before my time so they can use a good picture of me. That is all so important. Hahahahaha. 

For the longest time, I have maintained that I would like to be cremated and put in a small white porcelain jar with silver font and a classy slim pink ribbon around it, and this jar would sit at home. Now I am not so sure. Firstly, why would my death be celebrated or mourned? Anything that needs to be done with me now should indeed be done now. So when I go, the only people that I would want with me are my immediate family. I don’t want any major event. And I think I will write them all a letter for safe keeping to be found after I die. The pain is with me and I am almost sure that it isn’t going away real soon. But I will live as best I can to enjoy all my blessings thus far. 5 years? 10 years? Who really knows eh? Let’s work towards 40 years!!! 

I do hope my little one can get a grip of life sooner rather than later so I can be at peace to know that she will be OK. I actually dreamed that I died this week and she was the first to cry uncontrollably and the scary thing was when I woke up, she had entered my bedroom and cried on me exactly as she had in the dream!!! But for an entirely different reason LOL. Oh, did I mention that I started meditating? I learnt the skill so quickly and perhaps I already had that talent always but just didn’t know how to tap into it. Now I can switch modes pretty quickly and feel more spiritually aware. It is really amazing how far I have come in this amazing journey called life. I hope my girls have the same kind of adventures I’ve had leaving out all the hurtful and dangerous bits and grow to become useful adults in today’s crappy society. To migrate or not to migrate. That is the question……

Meanwhile, more family holidays sil vous plait until we actually get drawn to one particular place we can comfortably consider our new home. Norway? LOL. 

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Biting the hand that fed you

You know, I don’t mean to brag but I have helped a serious lot of people. Of course, this is relative, because what you define as a lot and what I feel is a lot could be entirely different. Let’s just say I have a helpful personality. You know how some people hardly ever help and then you have those who are ever ready to help and then you have everyone in between the help spectrum? Well, I probably fall in the help too much sucker scale. This year I was actually asking myself why I did what I did because it was making me very depressed. And so I stopped helping. There is no point helping if helping no longer brought me the joy that it always did!

I went through several months of turmoil trying to figure out why I liked giving, why I gave so much, and why I was now upset about giving, and if I should continue giving people who stabbed me.

Why I like giving

I guess it is more a nature of habit than anything else but giving brings true joy into my heart. I have everything I need. I have EVERYTHING. I am so complete with my humble family and home. There is absolutely nothing for me to complain about as I have a really happy life and love my crazy little family to bits as they make me laugh crazily day in-day out, so what is there not to be happy about?

Why I give so much

This was probably the most difficult question to answer. I even asked myself if it was my own low self esteem that made me give away so much. Like you know, since I didn’t value myself, I gave everything away because I didn’t think I deserved it? When I told a few people that I gave away a third to half my income randomly every month to the needy, they were shocked. They said they couldn’t possibly do that because they wouldn’t be able to live otherwise. But then again, they don’t earn near what I did. Thus it is very doable for me to give away a brand new car monthly. My expenses are all paid for so this is extra cash for me. Why ever not if it were to help so many people? But then I look at those who are way richer than I am and they do not activate the same generosity that I do so I question myself over and over just why I do what I do. I must be fucked in the head! So I told myself to stop for awhile, just try. It was a futile exercise because the moment someone came to me with a sop story, I would be putty. I hate that. Because it makes me feel like I have the word SUCKER drawn in red on my forehead.

One of the reasons could possibly be that so many people gave to me in the past to help me that now I am just passing it on. It’s true. I have been so blessed at the receiving end from Toh Puan Aishah, DD Ken Yeang, Lisa Bernadetti, TS AK Nathan, Mark Davies, Mark Regus and so many others who have truly made an impact in my life to bring me where I am today. Countless blessings. The least I can do is pass it on. But still, the issue is why give RM100 when you can give RM1,000? And then the kids will ask me, why wouldn’t I save the RM1,000 for them instead of giving it to someone else? SIGH!!!!

Why I am upset about giving

This is simple. My late mom used to tell me that she got hurt when she gave someone a lot of jewellery and then they’d in turn give it away to someone else, and I used to explain to her that once you give, it is no longer yours to dictate. We give without expectation so if the person wants to throw it out, so be it. We have done our part. Until this hit me that several of the people that I have given to turned around not just without a thank you (that’s OK, since we are not meant to expect it) but stabbed me in the back instead!!! Now tell me, should I continue giving then to those who stab me? Being the sucker that I am, I did!!!! What a fuckwit, right? It’s like OK I am giving this to you because you need the cash and blablablabla since I have the cash, I will give it to you. But then these very same people would go betray me and stab me in the back! I suddenly woke up one day and asked myself now why the fuck would I give to BAD people when there are so many other GOOD people who could use this help. And so I stopped. I am SO GLAD I have stopped. So many people are ungrateful and do not deserve my help AT ALL. Mind you, I never expected anything back from any of them when I helped them. But to be treated like trash, no thank you. I have built businesses for people, marketed their brands, paid for their living expenses, you name it. NOT WORTH IT.

I am now trying my levelled best to bite the bullet whenever anyone asks me for money or suggests that I contribute because I am seriously only going to contribute to the causes that I believe in and want to with my anonymous secret society. It is enough. Just call me the selfish cow who never gives. I do not care. Do NOT come to me for any money.

Giving people who stab me

And as much as I say no and resolve to stop giving, I am actually going against my grain and then when I do not give, I feel all unsettled and uncomfortable. Oh man!!! This is how I see it. When I feel like giving, I will give. And when I don’t feel like giving, I won’t. My heart is really entwined in this circle of giving because as much as giving is part of my nature, I hate it when people take advantage of me. And then I hate it when the people I really want to give to won’t accept my gift.

The reason I started this post was really to discuss how ungrateful people can get. I have done so much for some people until my illness deteriorated last year and my medical bills escalated and now, those very same people have turned around with malicious intent. It breaks my heart. It really does.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Rain on my parade

If you knew me well, you would know instantly that life was my parade. Yes. Life. My life. I have a good life. People cannot stand it. I do not comprehend why? What does my life have to do with another? Yet as I get along with my life, there will be bumps along the way because some people just HAVE to push me over to fall. Have you ever experienced that? Just imagine, you’re gliding along the water in your water skis or surfboard and then a huge shark speeds towards you and bumps you off. You are not a threat to them nor are you disturbing them in any way. The ocean is so huge. The shark has ample space to play and go elsewhere but it chooses you for some reason. Yeah, so that’s what happens to me every now and again and I accept it because there will always be haters and as long as I continue my life BRAVE and PUBLIC, that this is what I have to face. You don’t see cowards appearing in public sharing bits about themselves do you? No, everyone is private. I share in the hope that my experiences help another. And you know what? It actually HAS!!! So I continue sharing. I know I am doing a good thing. Whether or not those haters can take it is their business. I may bruise here and there but ultimately I am still doing a good thing to improve the lives of others. My karma is mine.

The funniest thing is that these people are all fighting with and within themselves. They talk bad about you, they soothe themselves with all their talk, and then take action to see you fall. However, what falling means to them and what falling is to me, couldn’t be further definitions. So actually, I have not fallen at all. To them, I have fallen but to me it is just a blink of an eye. Seriously. I feel so sorry for them and pray for their enlightenment.

I have seen some very bitter divorce cases in my life that are not pretty. One was when a serious drug pusher won custody over the kids (yes, how on Earth does that happen?) and then molests them whilst pushing the mother into a dog house. Some people are that sick and the reality is that these people really do exist. What does the world do? Nothing. Nobody wants to get involved. Worse, even people at authority level condone it or shy away from it. Meanwhile, the abuse continues.

Sometimes, people who want to see you suffer will do everything it takes to see you suffer. They are just evil pure and simple. There is nothing else to mention. It is in their DNA to win and trample on you. But if only they knew that if they had just asked, I would have given them the winning trophy anytime without them having to act out all the nasties, know what I mean? The world is getting so fucked with fuckwits seriously. Bombings everywhere, politicians with carrots up their arses, parents going crazy, values going belly up, what has the world come to? There is too much greed and self serving narcissists.

In my youth, although my parents were hardly around to nurture us, we were happy. The world was a safe place to be. We roamed around our neighbourhood freely and could walk into almost any house along the hill because everyone knew everyone and it literally was a village caring for the children. How I miss those days where everyone was so helpful and life was so simple. We always had good thoughts and only positive actions upon another. There was no unkindness.

Yet it is this exact shelter of human beings in such perfect and beautiful environments that throws them into shock when they are exposed to evil. I have never seen such evil!!!!! Sometimes I wonder if I am hallucinating it all yet it is very real. The evil does exist and it is out to get at me. It is just incredible how people want to get at you whenever they do not get their way but hello? Go find another avenue to bully, please. I am allergic to drama and I just want to enjoy my beautiful life. Please leave me alone.

On hindsight, the women drama that unfolded before me 3 years ago was a stepping stone upwards to be ready for this mega drama. Everyone said, let them be. They will eventually fight amongst themselves because they all have that personality and you know what? They did. Meanwhile, the loyal troopers who stood behind me and followed me to where I am today, well, they are still very much here with me and I am so blessed with them still being around. Birds of a feather tend to flock together and my biggest mistake was to allow a virus into my tribe that completely spoilt it for the rest of us.

Actually, the very reason we are having this drama now is also because of that one virus that I made the mistake to bring in. I guess we live and learn. So many people have said they didn’t want to have anything to do with her and there I was always giving her the benefit of doubt and hoping she would change for the better. No such luck. So now whenever someone else feels that they want to give her a chance out of pity because seriously NOBODY likes not trusts her, I just smile quietly inside because I KNOW that the days for this person and that virus are numbered. Some people will never change.

Anyway, I am off for another holiday this week. To the haters, please stop raining on my parade!!! Go find a vibrator or something to keep yourselves happy!!!

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Tips for Madame Tussaud’s London

Tips for Madame Tussaud’s London 

I think it is helpful for a first timer to Madame Tussaud’s London to know just exactly what to do to get there and how to buy tickets et al as we certainly needed that information. 
Getting a Madame Tussaud’s Ticket
The fabulous thing we discovered is that if you’re only going to Madame Tussaud’s and not interested in anything else, then one adult ticket to Madame Tussaud’s London would cost GBP 29. That is about RM180 for one ticket entry. But if you get a package deal which is what we got, you pay GBP 55 for a visit to FOUR tourists sites including Madame Tussaud’s London, the London Eye, SEA Life Aquarium and The Shrek Adventure. There was an option to exchange The Shrek Adventure for The London Dungeons but the girls were too afraid to go there so we settled for The Shrek Adventure. It sounded SO unappealing to me, The Shrek Adventure, that I told them if we didn’t go there, it was OK. We were still getting a good deal for GBP 55 for 3 places since every place individually would have cost GBP20-30 anyway. But what do you know, The Shrek Adventure turned out to be the BEST site out of all four!!! 

Never judge a book by it’s cover, I say.

If you are staying at a hotel, get the hotel to make you a booking online so that they can print out the ticket for you. You will need to plan your visits of all 4 places if you get this package because Madame Tussaud’s MUST come first, not the other 3 sites. After you visit Madame Tussaud’s London, then you have 3 months to visit the rest of the 3. Awesome, right? All you need to do is bring your printed ticket to any of the sites and you will be allowed entry. 
When you arrive at Madame Tussaud’s London, don’t just blindly follow the queue outside. They have several lanes for different purposes. Go straight up to any person who looked like they worked for Madame Tussaud’s London and show them your ticket. They will guide you to exactly which lane you need to go to and you will be nicely surprised that you do not have to join that long queue outside Madame Tussaud’s London. Phew. But as you enter Lane 2 to get indoors, you will find that there is another queue inside already LOL. No worries. It goes pretty quick, maybe 20-30 minutes if you were one of the last ones on the snake queue. 
How to get to Madame Tussaud’s London

If you were taking the London Underground, then you’d want to make your way to the Baker Street Station. From there, take a left as you hit Baker Street all the way down and take another left till you see a huge green dome. THAT is Madame Tussaud’s London. 

If you were taking a bus, you could google your current location to Madame Tussaud’s London and the London TFL (transport for London) site would be able to show you exactly which buses to take to Madame Tussaud’s depending on where your exact location is. 

It is possible to walk to Madame Tussaud’s London if you are staying within London Zone 1. We were at the Hilton Hyde Park and really could have walked it but didn’t. Hahaha. Our excuse? It was too cold! Seriously, it was.

Time taken in Madame Tussaud’s London

It typically takes about 2-3 hours to finish the entire museum unless you want to take a photo with every single wax statue. We didn’t. Some tips I would advise you before going is that each wax status has eyes looking at a certain direction so it would make sense if you got your camera to the position of exactly where their eyes were looking or you would end up with photos of Nicole Kidman looking right and you looking left – a weird photo. If that suits you then fine. There are a lot of people in Madame Tussaud’s London from all over the world so expect to wait your turn for each statue which is a pain but thankfully it takes only a few seconds for everyone to get their shots with their favourite public figure. Another tip in taking photos with the wax statues is to be creative. Instead of just standing and smiling, can you imagine just standing and smiling for 30 different wax statues? Come on! Get creative! This is going to be your Madame Tussaud’s London memory!! So before going to Madame Tussaud’s London, practise 30 different unique poses you could do in front of the mirror so you get the best pictures with your favourite movie stars. Make it funny. Make it spectacular. Make it unique. 

Interesting Bits at Madame Tussaud’s London

Apart from just taking photos with wax statues, there are bits of history of Madame Tussaud’s herself and how this wax figurines thing all came about. Very interesting to learn and watch and observe as it is history after all with art thrown in. The 4D movie was my favourite because I had never been for a 4D movie before. OK, even if I have, I have forgotten and that’s how terrible my memory is these days. It was exhilarating, scary and super fun because there are moments when the experience freaks the living daylights out of you. I won’t tell you exactly what it is because that would only spoil your fun. On the way out, there was a lovely snack booth selling chocolate apples and strawberry and marshmallows, chocolate fondue. Of course I had to stop to pander to my 2 girls wishes but did not have any myself. They were expensive! 

So that marks our fun morning at Madame Tussaud’s London. I hope this helps you somewhat failing which you could always email me at mamapumpkin@gmail.com. 

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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What is True Beauty?

My late Mother was truly the most beautiful person I had ever known and honest to God I am not being biased. If you knew me, you would know how strong willed I was and how I would be honest and objective in my views because I could really hold my own without anyone liking me for it. And despite the thousands of people I have met in my mid-millennium life, still nobody has jumped out as being as incredible as my Mother. Mother Theresa, Gandhi, Malcolm X, were all people I didn’t know personally so Mom still stands out as the biggest trophy of what beauty is all about.

Quite incredibly, one person has entered my life who has the same kind of heart that my Mom had. Sometimes, I even wonder if she is my Mom reincarnate. She has been every blessing that you could imagine to make my life easier, better, happier, shining bright. She is always positive and cheerful and illuminates every room her presence radiates, any space her mind sends thoughts to and her smile brings on a smile in the hardest of hearts. She gives me hope that there is still good in the world because for all that I have done in the last few years, I have begun to lose hope that anyone does understand that there is much more important work to do out there than what everyone chases. 
Many people want to be good and do good and be known to be good, almost like martyrs in saving the world, and I certainly was one such fool because I always felt that I was so blessed in my life, what was so hard about giving? What was so hard about lighting up the day of a distressed soul by sending her a morning smile? What was so hard about getting a maid for a cancer patient when I could more than afford it? What was so hard about paying for the school fees of a single Mom because she couldn’t? When a waitress’s Mom needed Chemotherapy and couldn’t afford it, my own Mother offered to pay for it and did. To me, all these sharing of blessings has been ingrained in me for all of my growing years. ALL. It has become automatic. 

Of late however, I am beginning to have a mind shift. I have been fucked so many times over that I suddenly no longer feel the urge to give. The Hubs always asks me, when you are in trouble, are any of these people going to be there for you? I tell him it does not matter because I give without expectation. But why am I giving? Why am I giving until I do not even have time or enough for myself nor my family??? I am not Aung San Su Kyi. I am beginning to not feel happy giving. I have had enough. I am not Mother Theresa. I really have had enough. I wish people would just STOP coming to me as though I was a rolling ATM machine and keep expecting me to do something or other for them. Because I no longer want to. My own health has deteriorated from all this expectations of parasites. 

When I met my old friend recently, she too had the same struggle of trying to understand why she was working so hard feeding so many mouths when she did not have to at all and as a result became sick from all her giving. The same happened to my late friend who just left this year. She was always giving and giving and giving and she kept reminding me to stop giving and to give to myself instead, to learn from her mistakes. I would always nod obediently but not practice. Now I know. 

The time has come when I take your advice, precious Alice. I will stop giving and give only when my heart feels happy and big to give again. The same bitches surrounding you that need to show are still showing. They are like a poison in my memory and I wish I never gave to them because whilst they continue their mockery and slander, I have boosted their businesses by increasing the zeroes in their sales. That energy could have been used more positively to help others much more worthy. Giving makes me incredibly happy but when it is expected, I give and then feel sucky. What a fool. The Hubs is not happy about my giving habits but when I give to the right people, I am on top of the world. 

The world is unfair.

People are always bitching and making up stories and being really cruel yet they are not the ones who are ready to put RM100,000 out to help the next person. Oh, let’s not talk figures. How much time are they willing to give to help another? Just put your big talk action where your mouth is, right? 

I guess you live and learn. 

I now have someone in my life who gives as much as I do, maybe more, and it is so much comfort for me. This is a lady who would drive from one end of the world to the other to pick someone up to go back to her end of the world, and then later drive that person back home at the other end of the world and back to the other end again. That’s only about 4 hours and 200km in an evening. And she has done much, much more than that. She gives me hope that I am not the only psychotic lunatic in this world who gives selflessly without expectation and without the need to show. Thank you, God, for bringing this Angel to surface. For her existence, life is good again……there is beauty. And I do love beautiful people.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Smile

Smile when the rain pours down 

Smile when the rainbow shines

Smile when your heart is broken

Smile, it is a free token

Smile when the birds fly

Smile when your daughter cries

Smile when you fall over

Smile even when sober

Smile when it is painful

Smile, it is not just a rule

Smile when it is dark

Smile, it may just light up a spark

Smile when the clouds gloom

Smile even when you’re alone in the room

Smile when your heart sings

Smile to radiate stars and diamond rings

If everyone were to smile

The walk becomes a shorter mile

Hand in hand united with smiles

We will never go out of style.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Why Malaysia Airlines won’t have my vote for Economy

Why Malaysia Airlines won’t have my vote for Economy is because they gave me such an unpleasant experience when I flew to London this month. We decided to fly Economy to save money this month because we have gone to Niseko, have Australia and Scandinavia booked for a month later, and on top of that have all our other smaller travel plans like to Pattaya, Jakarta and so on. Save money!! Bad move. 

Despite being born in Singapore, I am a patriotic Malaysian. I have always been and supporting the National Carrier has always been a priority never mind what everyone else says. Hey, my own Uncle was a flight Engineer for MAS for the longest time and he himself has told us the horror stories back in the day. Not just him but many other MAS employees and airport syndicates, and I still use MAS because it is convenient. 

We have been flying Business since I made some money with but with this impromptu London trip, I decided not to do Business because we were already doing Business for Australia and Scandinavia and did Business for Niseko, plus perhaps due to a last minute booking, Business for the 3 of us to London would have cost RM75,000. One adult with two kids and the Hubs wasn’t even with us to enjoy it. We’ll wing it, I decided and now I regret. 

I am traveling alone with 2 girls one of which is a 7 year old child who is for a better word, a child. Watching movies on the plane is her highlight and at Economy, the screen is not flexible enough to bend to her height so she needs to kneel on the seat to be able to watch a movie. Kneeling for 2 hours is tiring. I asked for some extra pillows so I could prop her high and perhaps she could then have a chance of watching her favourite movie. They gave me one extra pillow. We tried it and it wasn’t high enough so I asked for another and the steward said, sorry that is the only extra pillow I have. I did not believe it for a second and true enough, there were several empty seats that had unused pillows, there were more than a dozen actually. 

Then my little Missy needed the washroom. They were occupied for the longest time and the queues were piling up. Not being able to stand a whining child who needed to pee, I brought her to the front to the Business washrooms where there were exactly TWO occupants in the ENTIRE Business section. And by the time we returned, mind you we left the washroom super clean as is and even folded the toilet paper back to it’s hotel V style, a resting bitch faced stewardess marched up to me and said, “Mam, your toilets are at the back,” and gave me the most obvious mata jeling before walking off. Wow. If I didn’t have my kids with me, I would have called her back to explain herself. Make a scene, I don’t care. Nobody wins when I argue with my words. 

That aside, raised voices were heard as cabin crew fought with one of the passengers and when we pinged them to ask for some water, the same rude air stewardess came and asked rudely what we wanted. It was all in the tone. Now one rude crew is bad enough but I noticed that exactly 4 were rude and really not befitting the original courteous MAS crew that Malaysia was so famously known for.  

With that, I have decided that not only will we no longer fly Air Asia but we will also not fly Malaysia Airlines on Economy. We are sure running out of airlines to fly, aren’t we! It is not hard to be kind, really. The child needed a washroom. How difficult is it to have a bit of empathy? I guess Malaysia Airlines would lose out on 8 Business class tickets alone this year. Too bad about Niseko because we already did that on MAS. But we intend to fly many more years of travel to see the world once the Hubs has stopped his work and the more people are unkind, the more they will lose out on business. Perhaps they don’t care. That is OK. I am certainly not putting my money where I am not appreciated. 

Besides, do they even maintain their planes? Did you hear about the time when my wheelchair friend was left behind on a MAS flight for over an hour? Malaysia BOLEH.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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True Love

We have been together for 20 years, the Hubs and I, and not once have I pondered about being with another man. Despite his boarding school rigidness and family imperfections, he is the greatest thing in my world. Although he represents the hard decisions in our home, he is also big enough to work for us, fill up my petrol for me every single week, check my tyres and load my Touch & Go whenever he knows I am about to drive a fair bit, tracks my whereabouts with his phone app, and spends ALL his weekends and evenings with us at home. People tease him that he has no friends, no life, but he just chooses to be with us instead because we are his priority. We have so many haters I am sure, but hello, I chose him. People say he must be boring because he seldom talks to others (as he is a people repeller like me) but little do they know what a riot he is with us at home. He is crazy funny with us at home!

During the weekends, he does all the cooking, driving, washing up, basically EVERYTHING so I do not have to lift a finger. He understands that I do everything during the week already with the kids so the weekends and evenings are officially my off days. And now, he is quitting his job to take care of me FULL TIME. How bloody awesome is that. I am so darn lucky. 

And I will admit that I really felt his love when his company offered him a double deal to stay on and he declined. They made him the offer to solve all his problems and in a way, we felt bad too because here they were being so kind to us, and here we were, not accommodating them. I was terrified that the Hubs would be drawn back for so much money but so glad he stood his ground. He did it for me and it showed me that he really knew what was important. Our lives are important. All the money in the world was not going to make us happier and happier. We are already happy. It is time together that we want. So in exactly 1 week, we will see my new house husband at home God only knows doing what. It would be weird!

But having him home would be great as it would give me an extra brain to bounce my ideas off with. I would build the greatest company to date because I can. The girls are not happy about him being home because they think that they would have less money to spend without Daddy’s salary and that he would no longer be the boss of his work place. How innocent the eyes of children are. Truth be told, I think they are just worried that he will be home to nag them about their homework and school work and to cut their TV and phone time LOL.

I am so happy I chose my yin to my yang. The guy who is always thinking of my Mom and suggesting that we go visit Nana this weekend and every other weekend. He truly is our everything as we are his everything. He takes such good care of my 2 monkeys, teaching them about science and how things work. Whenever T1 asks me questions, I would just act dumb all the time because I am too lazy to answer her so the Hubs gets all the credit about being the smart one. Do I care? Not one bit. They can think Mommy is the dumb blonde but truly they don’t because they have seen how amazing Mommy can be too. Haha.

We are really blessed. Thank you, Universe. 

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Updates – He changed his mind!!!!! Blablablabla….. My Mom always told me not to open my big mouth whenever something good happened as I would jinx it and I have done exactly that. Blablablabla……

I am furious but trying to come to acceptance. 

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Rolling Pin from London

Apart from the thermometer hunt, we also had to hunt for rolling pins because the Hubs sent us for a rolling pin hunt. Isn’t it quite weird for a husband to send a wife to go buy a rolling pin? Well, it is because he makes th tortilla wraps for our Mexican dishes at home from scratch and we do not have a proper rolling pin. Timber rolling pins give us the creeps because of the grain that hides bacteria and gets moldy so he wanted me to search for a metal or good plastic one in London. We went everywhere and we could not find a bloody rolling pin! We saw online that some places had marble rolling pins but the thought of carrying back marble put me off. 

One day at Sainsbury’s, the girls were so tired looking for rolling pins that T1 said, hey Mom, why don’t we just get this toilet brush holder for daddy and he could use the jar as his rolling pin. It was round and it did looked like it could work but a toilet brush holder????? LOL. I told the Hubs and he said, “OK, just make sure she knows that her Tortillas are being made with a toilet brush holder, ya?”

And then T1 had a spotlight moment and remembered seeing baking stuff at Spotlight at Ikano. Let’s send Daddy there, she requested. And so we are flying back from London sans rolling pin. 

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Braun Thermometer Hunting in London 

A friend of ours in KL asked us to get her a thermometer so off we went thermometer hunting. BRAUN Thermoscan 7 to be exact which was much cheaper than London than it was in KL. T1 was asking why we needed to get my friend a thermometer? Does she have young children? I was also contemplating getting one for myself when T1 said what for??? We never get fever, no need!!! Then I reminded her that they both indeed DID get a fever this year after not getting one for over 2 years but it was gone within a day with Izumio. Truly, thank you Izumio, because it is for you that I have hope again. 

Coming back to our thermometer hunt, we went to several Boots Stores to compare prices and models and brands LOL. And T1 finally said I should tell my friend to take more Izumio instead then she wouldn’t need a thermometer like us. The thing is, as sharp as my eyes are for scale and detail, my hands are just as sensitive to touch and I can tell when my children are having a fever and I can even tell quite accurately how high the fever is, just by touching them. No kidding. I just have that talent. And it has always been correct. Plus I also have ESP and a photographic memory. Don’t ask. I was just born like that.  

Long story short, I did not get a thermometer for our home even though I really wanted to. And I am proud of myself for not getting anything for myself in London because really, I needed nothing. I would rather spend my money flying on Business because hey, I am a business woman after all. 

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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The Rocket Launch of T2

I am so amazingly blessed with these 2 girls of mine that I really do not know what I have done to deserve them. Last week at the park in London, T2 suddenly asked me if we could go back to the hotel. Not such a big problem since the hotel was just across the road from Kensington Gardens but I was in the middle of my tea and I disliked being interrupted. The worse thing is to have to rush through a nice hot cuppa tea, know what I mean?! I told her to wait till I finished and not to rush me. After what was less than a minute, she asked me again if we could go back to the hotel. Yes, of course we can but please wait. Then she asked what time we could go back to the hotel and I almost lost it until she said she needed to poo. 

ARGHHHHHH!!!!!!!

So we packed up and headed across the road back to the Hilton Hyde Park and the moment I opened the room door, she rushed into the bathroom and said, “10….9……8……7……..my rocket is about to launch now……..6……”

At that moment, my elder girl, T1 rushed into the bathroom, something she would never have done before for fear of smelling T2’s poo, and said to me laughing, “I want to see if her poo rocket really comes out at the time it’s supposed to come out!!! LOL”

There I was rolling my eyeballs because something so serious a minute ago became so hilarious and within seconds I heard big girl T1 screaming out to me, “The rocket poo is delayed, she said she had some technical difficulties!!! T2 said maybe another 20 seconds, Ma!!!”

OK, I admit. I found that damn funny.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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The decision of an entrepreneur

Sometimes, if I may say so myself, I am really proud of myself for making good decisions. I do not know why I am so lucky and many a time, I tell people that my late Mom is helping me in all my luck; but I forget that even before Mom passed away, I was still lucky as hell. And I will always remember the day Mark Davies of Regus said to me when my numbers were so good and I claimed luck on my side, “You make your own luck, Patsy.” That gave me the confidence to do more. 

We’ve just spent 2 glorious weeks in London, just me and my girls, and had the most wonderful time. I spoilt them rotten and we did everything together just us three girls. We watched musicals, we played at the park, we went to playgrounds, we visited friends, we went to all the kid activities in London, we visited tourist sites, we chilled together doing nothing. It was FANTASTIC. Oh, and yes, of course we went shopping. Not me but me for the girls. I bought them ice-cream daily and bought them anything they wanted from Hamley’s and Waterstones and everywhere else. So of course we racked up quite a bit on the credit card even though we told Daddy that we wouldn’t be shopping. We brought GBP1,500 with us but ended up spending more because London sucks you by taking great photos of you without you knowing and then sell them to you at exorbitant rates. WTF. We got suckered every single time. 
Thus VAT refunds were top priority for me when we left for home. Wait. Where is home now, London or KL? Because VAT was 17% wasn’t it? And after all our shopping, 4 figures back would have been quite nice indeed but WTF when we went to the VAT queue, there was the whole of China and India ahead of us. I discussed with my elder daughter if this was worth the wait. 40 minutes the VAT porter said. T1, bless her heart, said Mommy…..with this money, we could have a few meals. After waiting in queue for 10 minutes, I decided fuck it. Let’s go. We kissed our VAT refund goodbye. 

Our next big decision was whether or not to upgrade ourselves to Business upon arrival in London due to our shit flight from KL to London where the whole of China and India were on the plane as well. I had asked the Hubs earlier if he minded us upgrading and at that point, the Hotel staff had said RM19,xxx to upgrade as it was a last minute exercise. I argued that their seats were empty ANYWAY. And if I had been a little more organised, I could have bid for 3 Business seats and gotten it much cheaper. The Hubs had said to go for it to maintain my sanity. He knows how impatient I am and how I have earned my right to demand quality from everyone because till today, I still know nobody who works harder than I do. Not something to be proud of but well, you know, I have earned my place in this world. I really have. I deserve everything that I have right now because I have worked my ass off for it. 

Another thing we discussed with the Hubs was whether we should get a new suitcase because we were overloaded. He asked what happened to no shopping in London but who can resist. He was genius enough to solve our problems at the 11th hour and this is why I married the man that he is. At the airport, the kids and I discussed if we should upgrade to Business because by then, they considered it a super LAST MINUTE ENTRY and the price was even more. WTF. It was literally 2 hours before departure when we decided that we would upgrade our flight so we could all get a good night’s sleep and be comfortable. There is just so much more space in Business and I really cannot do Economy anymore if I could help it. I don’t want to be snooty but I like my comfort. T1 and I rationalised that if I earned double that in a week, then it would be OK to upgrade our flight to Business because by the next 7 days, I would have made more than enough of it back. The power of a network marketing business. 

And what a glorious flight it was!!! It was almost like my Mom had pushed us to that decision because over the last few days, we had taken so long to justify ourselves traveling on Business yet. On flight, I met 2 Doctors who were both older than me traveling separately but seated behind us. One was a stem cell expert and one dealt with neurosurgery. I learnt about the inside road of the medical field, how it was shit and bull, and how amino acids were the next big thing. These were businessmen. They were traveling the world giving talks at medical conferences and were experts in their field. And from talking to them, they confirmed that Doctors were businessmen who didn’t care so much (according to them anyway) about our health really, but more about making money. Really. There was big, big money to be made. Internationally. The stem cell guy was 62 and had 2 sons who were also Doctors, sharp and funny British Indian guy. The other guy was English and also very witty. I had a great time and my daughters probably thought I was flirting with some strange old uncles. 

The taxi ride was wonderful too. Despite my promise of not giving any cash out this year (what a joke), and I am really trying hard to practise this and failing quite miserably, I gave the Taxi man who was from Algeria GBP100. He was shocked and said wow! That’s a big tip! And I said it’s for the education that you offered to us about the history of Algeria which he did spend the entire journey sharing with us. I thought it was fascinating. And since I learnt from Mr Oberoi of the world class hotel chain that we should always keep ahead of ourselves by learning something new every single day, what the taxi driver taught me was invaluable. I am grateful that way. And when I am grateful, I tend to give. 
My girls are proud of their mother. I know it. The small one may not understand so much yet but I know they are both very proud of me that I work and I earn and I am well respected because as simple as I may be being able to relate to the old uneducated aunty or the guy who takes out the trash, I am also able to converse and argue with oncologists and investment analysts who are bullshitters in my opinion. Oh, and of late, I have been arguing quite a bit with a Cambridge educationist about some technical jargon. It’s all bullshit. I am so proud of my Mom who showed me that we could all be as clever as hell but not everyone has a kind heart. Like a really genuine heart. And to all the fuckers who are obnoxiously intelligent, they mean nothing in my world. Seriously. Until they can give with a sincere heart, they are just another cattle of rats. The irony. 
So a good friend of mine cheered me up big time when I was in London by sending me all these quotes which were so relevant in my life. They were:

Hustle until your haters ask if you’re hiring. Take note FAR far. 

Please don’t mind me if my hustle offends the shit out of you. I do apologise. 

Don’t get mad when I pull a you on you. In fact I have done a better version of you. Try fucking with me again? 

Queens do not compete with hoes. Oh, how I love this! 

Not everyone likes me but then again, not everyone matters. 

The above was just PERFECT to complement my bitchy PMS state in London which I actually had an easy time with this month due to the Young Living PPP oil I bought recently from a friend. It worked. That is good enough for me.

Just don’t fuck with me. I am so kind until you pull a nasty and once you do, you will never get me back. It’s just how I roll. You would have to be a bigger person to win back an even bigger heart. I am confident like that. 
My biggest challenge right now is dealing with the tax man. I gave so much money away last year that I never got any receipts for because how would you ask a single mom for a receipt for cash that you give her right? Nor did I imagine that I would have to pay a few hundred thousand in tax. It freaked me out initially but WTF, I will just pay it. We all live and learn. When one door closes, several new doors open. They always have and always will. My Muslim friend said that all these haters coming into my life was actually a blessing because whilst people hate, humans would disappoint but God will not. 

Thank you for the loveliest and most incredible time of memories made in London, Universe/ God/whoever made it possible. The 3 of you up there in Heaven protecting me and the 3 of you down here who love me, thank you. 

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Why I Love London

After seeing a friend visit London, my heart ached for London and within 2 days, we were off to London. London is where my soul grew. It is home for me just like KL is home for me too. It is like London was my life pre-kids and Malaysia is my life post-kids. Both extremely important. 

I love London for it’s people. Generally, people are intelligent, accommodating, broad minded, worldly, intellectual, and well, people think. After being in business in Malaysia this last 2 years, Malaysian mentality leaves much to be desired and I feel my brain rotting in Malaysia. I feel sorry for my kids that they are surrounded by less than mediocre peers although they are just children so I shouldn’t judge. But when T1 has peers who swear and talk foolishly, it just makes me feel that the quality of classmates that she has is just so poor. Yet after talking to friends in London about their own schooling issues, London has it’s own problems too with drugs and sex at this age. Sigh. 

I love London for her rich culture of the performing arts, the many places to visit and things to do, the beautiful parks that we could just run around in and do nothing on grass, blue skies, red buses and. London Underground that zips you to wherever you needed to go, London has a system. Malaysia does not. London has every nationality in it, talents from all over the world, it is world class. Malaysia is not. London has a police force that cares and does it’s job. Although London has it’s fair share of crime and crazies, Malaysia has it’s crime too. All this unhappiness with Muslims is politically engineered. It makes me sick. We should all just love and give and slowly the world will get better and better. Someone has to make that first step. I want a better world for my children which is why I do what I do. But of late, Malaysia is almost pushing me to leave. I want to move to London. Yet I do not want to. What shall I do??? 

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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London 2017

And so we went. Packed our bags and went. Contacted the school to pardon my big girl from her annual production rehearsals and flew for our girly time, just the 3 of us. 

It was the most glorious thing. We had 10 full days in London rolling around in parks, visiting all the kid friendly tourist sites, sometimes 3 in a day, can you believe it? And we learnt all about the transportation system in London and met up with several friends, played slime, did cartwheels, read books, ate apple pies, actually we bought over a dozen books oh my goodness, we are crazy!!! To the point we had a problem bringing home luggage but the Hilton staff were ever so gracious in finding us a box and tape and even got us some string to tie up our box labelled FRAGILE but full of dirty laundry. I didn’t want to risk the books in a box so placed them in a suitcase instead. We bought so much stuff from Paperchase as well. We are crazy. But the stuff are so irresistible there and it reminds me of my architectural escapades when Paperchase was walking distance to my halls of residence, good ol’ Gower Street. I love UCL. Weight wasn’t a problem since we flew Business. The MH staff took very good care of us. T2 was the youngest Business traveller and although there were easily 30 Business seats, majority were businessmen and perhaps 2-3 women. What the hell? The gentlemen behind me were Doctors so I had a great time. The gentleman beside T1 was so curious about her life asking her loads of questions. And everyone was rather tickled with little T2 because her size was just so wrong on a Business seat. There is just no turning back after you start flying Business everywhere. It is expensive but so worth it. Recently, the company asked if I wanted to fly Business to our next holiday destination to Club Med Phuket and I politely declined. I also fly to Jakarta in 10 days with some Business Partners and will not go on Business just to be with them. These are the rare exceptions that I would forego Business and quite honestly, I do it for my back and my bum. The pain it saves me translates into cash for medical. So there. 

The Wifi at the Hilton really sucked in London so I paid for my own Malaysian data instead for the entire trip. It made sense too since we were out and about daily having so much fun. And thank you, God, we did not fall sick nor had any accidents except for a small one where T2 got her shoe stuck in an escalator. I completely freaked. All is good. 

We laughed, we ate great food, we had SO MUCH FUN, we watched musicals, we partied, we met new people, we ran in the park, we took loads of photos, it was perfect. The Hubs asked if we still wanted to do London again in December and I immediately said YES.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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What are Carotenoids?

What are Carotenoids?

Carotenoids are the pigmentation of fruit and vegetables in a natural liquid state. Try smashing a strawberry up on a white chopping board and you will see some red stains. THAT is the carotenoid of the strawberry.

Carotenoids have been researched and found to be extremely powerful at helping our body keep great health. Allow me to share:

Plants are exposed to excess ultraviolet radiation (the sun), predator pests (bugs, worms and insects) and pollution (airborne), resulting in the development of dangerous free radicals within the plant cells, which causes damage to the plant proteins, cell membranes and DNA of the plant. Plants produce carotenoids (pigmentation) which not only give them their colours but act as a powerful defence to protect the plants from their damaging environment. Carotenoids help plants fight disease. These substances are known as phytochemicals (or phytonutrients).

Humans are also exposed to radiations, pollution and environmental contamination. However, we do not produce phytonutrients. Thus, it is necessary for us to obtain our phytonutrients from the fruit and vegetables of the rainbow.

Carotenoids are the pigmentations that give plants their bright yellow, orange, blue or red colouring. There are more than 600 different carotenoids in existence, but the most well-known ones include Lycopene, Alpha-carotene, Beta-carotene, Lutein and Zeaxanthin. Carotenoids are fat-soluble meaning they need to be consumed with sources of fat (eg. DHA) in order for the body to absorb them best.

Types of Carotenoids

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

These carotenoids are the only two that are found in our eyes and brains, which is why they are accredited with protecting and improving our eye and brain health.

As lutein and zeaxanthin are yellow, they can effectively absorb the blue light portion of the visible light. Blue light is the high-energy light that can damage our natural eye lenses and the retina of our eyes. When they are present in our eyes, they act like internal sunglasses, absorbing the blue light and reducing oxidative stress. Studies have shown that people who consume high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin tend to experience less age-related eye problems, including Aged Macular Degeneration, cataract and glaucoma.

Source of Lutein and Zeaxanthin

The best sources of these carotenoids are dark leafy green vegetables and other green or yellow vegetables such as spinach, kale, turnip greens, green peas, mustard greens, etc. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), cooked kale spinach contain the most lutein and zeaxanthin compared to other vegetables. So do include them into your weekly diet!

Lycopene

Lycopene is the red-coloured pigmentation found in tomatoes, watermelons, papaya, carrots, red bell peppers and grapefruit. Compared to eating them raw, lycopene is more easily absorbed when cooked. Given its oil-soluble nature, cooking lycopene-containing foods with some oil can enhance the absorption of lycopene by the body.

The benefits of Lycopene are as follow:-

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • A study published in Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (a Science Journal) found that, of all the carotenoids, lycopene was most effective at deactivating reactive oxygen (a harmful free radical)
  • Reduces prostate cancer
  • A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), show that men with the highest levels of lycopene were 21% less likely to develop prostate cancer than those with lower lycopene levels
  • Promotes bone health, great for Osteoporosis patients
  • A study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (JBMR) showed that participants with higher levels of lycopene were less likely to experience hip or nonvertebral fracture

Alpha & Beta Carotene

These are provitamin A carotenoids where they can be turned into vitamin A (retinol) according to the needs of our body. Dr. Ray D. Strand, M.D., author of ‘What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You’ does not recommend the use of straight vitamin A because of its potential toxicity. He suggests supplements with carotenoids such as Alpha-carotene and Beta-carotene that would provide the vitamin A our body needs with no toxicity issues as the carotenoids will convert into Vitamin A by only what the body requires at any one time.

Alpha and Beta-carotene gives orange foods their colour. They are found in cantaloupe, mangoes, papaya, carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale and pumpkin. Good sources of Alpha and Beta-carotene include pumpkin, carrots, tomatoes, collards, tangerines, winter squash and peas.

Benefits of Alpha-carotene and Beta-carotene:-

  • Being an important flavonoid compound, Alpha and Beta-carotene have powerful antioxidant functions that help the body scavenge free radicals and limits damage to cell membranes, DNA and protein structures in the tissues.
  • According to WebMD, Alpha and Beta-carotene are used to decrease asthma symptoms caused by exercise; to prevent certain cancers, heart disease, cataracts, and age related macular degeneration(AMD); they also assist in the treatment of AIDS, alcoholism, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, epilepsy, headache, heartburn, high blood pressure, infertility, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, and skin disorders including psoriasis and vitiligo
  • Studies have shown that Beta-carotene promotes heart health. For instance, a Japanese study published in the Journal of Epidemiology (study of diseases) found that participants with the highest blood levels of Beta-carotene were less likely to die from heart disease
  • The synergistic effect of Alpha-carotene with lycopene is found to be associated with reduced risk of lung cancer in a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Crocetin

Crocetin is a pigment extracted from the gardenia fruit or the saffron stigma. Every 750 kg of gardenia flowers and fruit yields just 1kg of precious natural crocetin. Crocetin has amphipathic properties and dissolves in both water and oil which makes it a unique and powerful carotenoid.

Benefits of Crocetin:-

One of its important properties is due to its small molecule size which allows it to be absorbed quickly and efficiently by the body. Crocetin promotes blood circulation and blood detoxification. It also exerts anti-inflammatory properties which helps relieve pain. A study published in the Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Journal of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) found that crocetin in saffron, has shown to be an anti-tumour agent in animal models, whereby it hinders growth factors of cancerous cells and induces cell death.

Your ONE STOP Source of Carotenoids

With our busy modern lifestyles that we share in the world today, consuming sufficient phytochemicals is not an easy task. Nutritional supplements can fix this. Try SUPER LUTEIN – your ONE STOP source of carotenoids, great for eyes, great for the entire body.

Contact 012-2333840 to learn how consuming Super Lutein can shockingly grow you an unwavering income.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Girly Trip – Quality Time

The most amazing thing happened 3 days ago. I suddenly felt like going to London because London holds so many memories that are close to my heart. It is my home away from home and the city that gave me my strength and grit to be successful in this world today.

On impulse, I told the Hubs that I wanted to go to London, even if just for a weekend. I wanted to see my friends. I wanted to walk London. I wanted my safe Haven. And then I realised it was the school holidays this week so I thought well, why not just bring my girls along with me? As the Hubs is about to retire and have his last day from employment ever on 30 April, there was just no way he could take time off to come with us. There is just so much to handover and I understood. We had already planned to visit London during our Northern Lights leg this Christmas but since I needed London now now now, in 2 days, I have planned our entire 2 week holiday in London without the Hubs.

It will be a fabulous time, just me and my girls, doing all the fun kiddy stuff, and I get to catch up with all my friends one by one, some whom I have not seen for over 20 years; so I am really looking forward to tomorrow where weather will drop by 20 degrees Celsius.

We are almost packed and are staying at the London Hilton with a view of Hyde Park. How awesome is that? I never imagined that I would be able to stay at a decent hotel in London ever and I never really had to because we have so many friends there that we could stay with. But this time, since it was 2 weeks, I didn’t want to impose on anyone even though I am very sure they would love having us the entire time. So we booked a hotel and can you imagine my spoilt princesses living out of a Bed and Breakfast? No. T1 is already determined to earn her own take as she has seen the high life and works her ass off to get great grades at school. T2 doesn’t understand so much yet but I am sure she will catch on, or perhaps she will find a fast track route and marry a millionaire instead LOL. I would certainly brainwash her into knowing that a man’s heart is worth much more than all the millions in the world.

We have drawn out an itinerary for London and researched all the places that we want to visit but more importantly, it is a time for me to enjoy my girls with no distractions AT ALL. We are so close, me and my girls, that I just know that we will have a smashing time.

LUCKY US!!!

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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My Little T1 (except she is no longer so little…..)

We are now in year 2017.

T1 was born in 2004 and I started this blog in 2006. Yes, no kidding. I started it in the context of being a lonely mother because all my friends were not yet Moms and I needed an outlet because caring for a baby round the clock by yourself can drive you up the wall several times a day. Thoughts of throwing the baby out of the window or jumping out myself replayed every now and again so thank goodness for this blog, I found my sanity. Fast forward 11 years later, hey, we are still here living life better than ever!

T1, coming out into this world, made me the happiest girl ever. I had never felt such elation having met my first newborn despite being an over-ambitious career woman who had no plans at all to have a baby and really just had it to please my Mom as she was unfortunately then ill-stricken by cancer just after my wedding. We had plans to live without kids for a few good years before getting tied down but alas fate was not on our side so we made T1. God really sent me a good one. She came out being the loudest crying baby in the entire hospital and the hairiest baby gorilla too. But oh, she was the most precious thing. My Father-In-Law flew down just for the day to catch a glimpse of his first grandchild and my Mom was with us every single day doting on her first grandchild too. Goodness me, if there was one baby that was spoilt to the core, T1 was it. By her grandparents, not us. We literally didn’t have to get her anything because the grandparents themselves bought her anything and everything she ever wanted and needed. SPOILT!!!

As a toddler, T1 and I were busy having playgroups and playdates and we joined every enrichment play class under the sun because I was a new mother then and did not know what else to do with her. No regrets. She attended the Julia Gabriel Playclub and went to Chiltern House and I think really absorbed a lot throughout her childhood and had her body and brain stimulated to the max. She started reading at 3.5 years old and by 5, she was reading The Famous Five and by 7, the Harry Potter series despite many saying it wasn’t suitable for young children.

Now at 12, her very last year of being a child before hitting her teenaged life, she has blossomed into a sweet and helpful girl who can lash at you with a caustic tongue when necessary. I know right!!! How did that happen??? It must be in the genes!!! And apart from being the sweet pea that she is, T1 is also very, very smart. You know how I am such a lazy ass Mom who never helps their kids with their homework (well, mine never did!), because I believe that when the time is right, they will sort it out themselves; T1 is a consistent straight A student. Not that A’s really matter so much to me at all but she just is. Yet she isn’t a nerd at all. She is creative and witty and persistent. She can hold her own and think for herself in many situations, and to be quite frank, has helped me out of many problems with her problem solving skills. She is my best friend! She is so mature and understands the ways of the world and so far has not needed to keep up with peer pressure. All her classmates swear but she doesn’t. Well, I really hope she doesn’t. Because I can see that even though she is not as rich as some of her classmates who love showing off, she is completely self-assured in her own skin. She knows that she does not need to be rich to be of substance. And I am so proud of her for that.

She is really my Mother in a young body. She has so much of my Mom’s genes but I hope she never gets cancer. Thankfully, she is quite educated on quality food and does not have bad food habits so I hope it sticks and she will never be ill. Furthermore, she is a happy child for now so I pray that she never has to go through any form of sadness in her life. As long as we are tight as a family, we should be A-OK.

T1, my darling…..you really are so, so special to me, and I love you more than you will ever imagine, my precious pumpkin pie. Even when I scream at you for bullying your sister!

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Counting Our Blessings and Beyond…..

Gosh. How long has it been since I last came here? I have been living life!

So.

Niseko.

Blessing #1

It snowed SO MUCH that you just cannot imagine. When we went in December last year, we were praying for snow and it snowed on Christmas Day and 2 other times. Snowing was such a BIG THING then but this time round in mid February (peak season), it was not only snowing every single day but on some days it was OVER snowing LOL. Is there such a thing? We were praying the snow would stop!!! But yes, so much snow that it was easy to ski, easy for the kids to build their snowman, and it was just beautiful because everywhere you look, it was white.

Blessing #2

We had SO MUCH FUN. Like seriously. It was SO FUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!! All I remembered doing was laughing every single day!!!!! And we were all super happy. I mean, what was there not to be happy about? We were in snow daily skiing daily, eating Japanese food and home cooked food, we had each other, we had all our ski gear sorted, we had a huge penthouse to stay in for the entire week, we had an outdoor jacuzzi, no complaints at all.

Blessing #3

The Hubs got to go out naked into the freezing minus 6 degrees cold whilst it was blizzardly snowing into the jacuzzi. We had the craziest time. HE WAS NUTS!!!! He decided on impulse that since we were already paying for the penthouse, we might as well use it!!! But no way were we girls sold so he jumped in and my goodness, it was the most hilarious thing in the world. Within seconds, his hair froze over and he had a frozen iced head!!! That was just FREAKY!!!! And then his loyal daughter walked out in her winter jacket to join him outdoors just to keep him company and I was shouting out to him saying, “Did you ever think what would happen if I locked you out? Or if the sliding door got stuck and it wouldn’t open for you to get back in?????” He was naked, I kid you not. And then I asked him, “Did you think of how getting out of the jacuzzi is going to work because you’d be wet and the walking distance from jacuzzi to door is about 20 slippery steps???” I think his mind was laden with fear at that point. GOOD TIMES. Him getting out o the jacuzzi was plenty hilarious.

Blessing #4

We had awesome home cooked food every single day and whenever we ate out, it was just pure authentic ramen and sashimi, so amazingly fresh. The kids really enjoyed themselves with all the Japanese food and I had my special strawberry mochi and Royce chocolate crisps LOL. ALL of us loved the food in Japan including the weird treats that Japan has to offer. Seriously, I should have documented every single one of our meals in Japan!

Blessing #5

T2 got to have a few private lessons at ski school with the loveliest ski instructors, all of whom were European. One of them was just 18 years old and working on holiday before returning to the UK for University. They were all so fun and talented and very child friendly and became my Facebook friends. See? I am a people magnet. Of course, I repel people too but usually it’s just people who cannot keep up or who have jealousy issues. No sweat. We could have received an old bitch of a ski instructor but we never did. And despite the fact that each ski lesson for 2-3 hours was RM1,200-1,500 per session, having enough financial freedom meant we could have ski lessons as long as we needed to. After all, we did spend a few thousand on ski goggles alone! I won’t be in this world for so long so we might as well live it up.

Blessing #6

I got to have a few hours with my childhood friend by chance. I believe it was fated and I believe that my late Mom has been orchestrating all these chance meetings with all my childhood best friends. Like last year, when we met my Cambridge friend in Tokyo staying at the same hotel too, yet I hadn’t spoken to her in maybe 15-20 years? Far out, right??? Yet when we connected, the love was still there like nothing had ever changed. Quite a few of my childhood friends were in Niseko whilst I was there from all the Facebook and Instagram postings but I never made an effort to contact anyone because I am bad and lazy like that. But this friend contacted me and so we met and had a great catch up after all this time since she moved out of country. Blessed. I felt the love.

Blessing #7

We travelled on Business Class because after travelling on Business, it is so hard to go back. It is just so much more comfortable. My kids are the most spoiled kids to travel Business class so young but there are advantages to it because now they want to study hard to ensure their lifestyle continues. The Japan Airlines plane we took was super cool with no window blinds but a glass screen that turned colour instead at the push of a button. Talk about technology! Many of my richer friends travel on Economy but I have a good reason because my legs don’t reach the floor and traveling on Economy would cost me more damage to my back thus am willing to pay for Business. But so blessed to be able to afford Business. Seriously. I would never do this without the income I get from my MLM business. Yet we will not die without it. Seriously.

Blessing #8

All went smoothly and it scored a 10 out of 10 holiday. Nobody had any accidents, everyone was super happy and excited the whole way, even when I got an SOS work call from Malaysia, I was pleasantly happy to receive it, we took loads of amazing photos and so thankful for our wefie stick that came from Kampung Setia Alam at the 11th hour (so useful!), we even took hilarious videos and are still in the process of taking hilarious videos about the memory of the trip! As such, we are now planing our month long Northern Lights trip for winter and Christmas with a detour to meet Santa and his reindeers, and a smashing fortnight in South Australia in winter as well. So grateful for the opportunity to see the world……

ANYONE can do this. They just need to put their fears aside and follow my duplication process. Easy. You’d be daft not to follow it if you wanted my kind of financial freedom because it is really very doable; a 15 year old can do it and a 90 year old can do it. What’s your excuse?

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Adventure Holiday with Mamapumpkin and Family

2016 was busy and rough. Too many changes. Somewhere along the line with me running so many projects and the Hubs tying up all his loose ends before he retires from full time employment, we both got busy and overlooked a few details about our holiday bookings with each of us always depending on the other to get things done.

From Hong Kong to Kota Bharu to Tanjong Jara, the day to Japan finally arrived. We left home at 6pm taking an Uber BMW for RM200+ who actually originated from Kota Bharu and lived down the road from the Hubs in Kelantan too! Score! He drove his Beemer like a Ferrari, it had been lowered to replicate a Sports Car and we were whizzed to the airport in super time. Having never taken Business Class with Japan Airlines before, we were saying how difficult was it to email or text us the check-in counter details instead of us trying to find it. Right? You are paying Business prices, you should have a certain level of convenience. At Check-In (we didn’t have to queue), the lady at counter said that the bags did not go straight to Sapporo and we would have to remove them at Osaka to check-in again. Oh. How inconvenient. Never mind. We set off to Departures for a free dinner at the Golden Lounge and waited for our flight.

#FailNumberOne

When we got on board, we suddenly realised that the 4 of use were seated SEPARATELY on Business!!! WTF!!! From the moment we checked in till then, the Hubs had not even bothered to look at the Boarding Passes and only on the plane were we greeted with this huge shock. I was SO STRESSED. The Hubs said he had pre-booked our seats but apparently not! He only pre-booked the fly-home seats though in his head he pre-booked all seats. Duh!!! He obviously never checked when he did it all!!! I was so mad!!! Why the heck would a family pay over RM25,000 for Business when we couldn’t even sit together and what about my little T2??? Was a stranger supposed to help her with her needs??? The air crew told us that they would try to get others to switch seats but it would depend on the other passengers because this was Business and they had all pre-booked seats. Could you just see the smoke spewing out of my ears? It wasn’t their fault but we were going on a 6 hour flight, the least the Hubs could do was to check! *pengsan*

As luck would have it, Nana saved the day and we managed to get 3 separate kind passengers to move their own seats so this MMPK family could be together. Thank GOD!!! I would have been so pissed had I had to be seated beside a stranger. Even on Business. You know how they all remove their shoes on Business? I don’t want to see nor smell a stranger’s feet, thank you.

The flight was smooth apart from the fact that we only had 2 hours of sleep because they would serve a light meal an hour after departure (we departed at midnight eventually, delayed), and then you would stay on for another hour after food to watch a video and just when you had fallen asleep, they wake you up 2 hours later for breakfast at bloody 4am. 4AM!!! I think most people just said fuck breakfast and went back to bed. But breakfast at 4am was to facilitate a 6am arrival all zombied out. At least we had a straight bed to sleep on……even if for 2 hours.

#FailNumberTwo

Bright and early we arrived at Osaka Kansai Airport to catch our connecting flight to Chitose, Sapporo and oh My LORD. Guess what the next fuck up was? We discovered that we actually do not depart from Kansai airport but ANOTHER airport in Osaka called ITAMI. Like really? REALLY? Are you SURE!!!!????? Yes, M’am. How far away is this OTHER airport and can we make it on time? 64km and 1.5 hours drive. We were not going to make it unless we took a helicopter there so the flight guys started calling up ALL of Kansai Airport to check if we could board another flight to Chitose instead to catch our connecting transport from Chitose to Niseko. Fuck me running, do you know what stressful is? THIS is stressful. Waiting for the flight guys to come back to us was stressful. So they finally did and said good! We have a connecting flight for you in half an hour BUT you need to pay an extra RM1,000. Would that be OK? OK, whatever. Let’s go. And we ran…….to catch that flight to Chitose before the next flight as that would have been too late.

On the plane, I took the opportunity to teach T1 exactly why money was important. It wasn’t the be all and end all and it wasn’t the most important thing in the world BUT it gave you amazing freedom such as this instance. Someone with not enough money would have to think twice about paying an extra RM1,000 for a fuck up, for example. Or even if it was RM10,000, if you had a lot of money, you could pay it easily without having to count your pennies. And she got it. Money does buy a certain amount of freedom. It is a choice after all. If you prefer working and queueing, then it’s OK not to have money.

#FailNumberThree

Yes! There is more! T1 had her period all of a sudden and whilst the Hubs was busy arranging for the coach tickets to Niseko, I walked about a kilometre with T1 to the convenience store to get her some pads and after scratching our heads deciding which pads as she is very particular about not wearing pampers and everything was in Japanese, we queued up to pay and then I realised, shit. I have no Yen. The Hubs had changed all the 300,000 Yen but failed to pass me any! Oh my Lord. They weren’t going to accept the credit card for less than 10 bucks surely so I made T1 run back to the Hubs to get some cash. By the time T1 finished her washroom business and we got back to the Hubs, T2 said she was hungry because she had not woken up for the 4am aeroplane breakfast. Being such a bad Mom who didn’t plan for any of this, we had no snacks on us so off we walked another kilometre to the convenience store to grab her a sandwich before running back again to catch the coach to Niseko. Next round – our own car hire. Oh yeah.

#FailNumberFour

We took for granted that we had done Niseko before and had everything covered but actually, we were so busy this month that we missed a lot of things LOL. Our accommodation for one, we had booked the Penthouse of Youtei Tracks but when we received the confirmation email saying we were upgraded, I thought nothing of it. To be honest, I hardly ever read my emails if they do not come from the office and even then I pass them on to my Manager. So a week before we came, the accommodation people sent us another confirmation email to prepare for our grand arrival which is when we realised that shit, we were not booked in for the penthouse at Youtei Tracks!!! How could this be??? I was stressed beyond belief and spent a couple of hours talking and waiting and talking and arguing and if you knew me, I would and will get my way when I am right. And so I did but not without pain. Please be careful when you make your bookings and read all the fine print because Agoda told me that there are hackers in the business who would send you hoax emails intercepting your bookings to push you to competitive accommodations. That is so freaky. What is this world coming to?

#FailNumberFive

It actually took us 24 hours door to door which is a very tiring journey for a little 7 year old and we learnt never to take a night flight again with her because she is super cranky when tired. We thought Business would take care of a good sleep but the flight was only 6 hours and 16 hours out of all that was walking and waiting and other things. Very tiring. And we did not have snacks. All that was offered at the shops were also rubbish and not stuff I would feed a kid so yeah, that was big fail on my part as a Mom. For our next trip to Australia, no matter how short or long the journey, I am going to make sure I have some healthy cucumber sticks and sandwiches for my little one. No snacks on journey is really a big fail.

Well. We arrived all in one piece and that is a huge blessing!!!

Exhausted at night by the time the 24 hour journey came to an end, we ordered our golden pizza in which coat RM250 for 2 pizzas. In KL, 2 large pizzas from Dominoes cost RM50. SO yes, Niseko is expensive.

The next morning, we went to get our skis sorted and rented them from the most expensive place because we got conned. The lady who checked us in told us that Rhythm offers a valet service that would drive you to the slopes and back and so we thought cool. It would help so much to be driven to the slopes daily so we wouldn’t have to cart those heavy skis up and down the hill. After paying RM4,500 for rentals for the 4 of us and a further RM2,500 for ski goggles, we were told actually, they would only drive you from the Rhythm store with your new rental skis straight to the slopes or back to your accommodation. What???? I was so pissed. Then they offered to drive us to the slopes daily if we came to Rhythm daily (which was 200 meters away) but could not drive us back down because they would not know what time we finished etc. Fair enough. We found another solution to leave our ski equipment at the lockers at the foothill of the slopes and took the small minivan to the gondola every day which is what everyone else does. Or walk. There is just no way we would have made it by carrying our skis daily to the slopes!

This year, T2 had a private lesson for just over RM1,000 for 3 hours and it was well worth it. She learnt how to turn and today, we are having a family private lesson so that should be really fun. We are all at different levels but we have the entire afternoon to learn and practice with our instructor.

Up next – #BlessingsAndBeyondNumberOne – check back soon!

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Chinese New Year Ang Pows

I am slightly annoyed this week on the subject of Ang Pows. My parents, wait, let me qualify…….my MOM and my in-laws have been always generous with Ang Pows throughout my entire life. At the very minimum that my Mom ever gave us a long, long time ago when we were still kids was RM100 and this slowly increased over the years. My in-laws however gave us RM1,000 each year. Oh, wait. Let me qualify that again. My MOTHER-in-law gave us RM1,000 every year. And then she would give us another RM1,000 for our birthdays. So you can imagine, just T1 alone has accumulated quite a bit until both her Grandmas passed away and then suddenly no more Ang Pows LOL. Because men just do not know how to deal with these things…….

To me, Ang Pows are just a way of giving blessings and wishing someone well so the amount in the Ang Pows should not matter at all. Having said that, I personally love giving away more because I know it makes people happy. Especially the kids! And all my single friends! And all the service staff who deserve a little reward, the Ang Pow is a pleasant surprise, don’t you think? In the last few years, I have always given the Hubs a budget of about RM5-8k but this particular year, I was too busy despite him asking me several times how much I needed. Before I knew it, CNY was here and he had withdrawn the usual figure for the Ang Pows but because I am now wealthier, I have been giving away more as well. I gave some single friends RM500 (which one said would be her Ang Pow for several years LOL), my housekeeper RM200 (because I already gave her RM4,000 for Christmas!), the regular service providers all got RM200 and whoosh! My Ang Pow money finished. So I asked the Hubs for more because I would be seeing my friends this week but suddenly he said no, stick to the budget. Huh???? What budget??? Apparently, that was the budget allocated for Ang Pows. WTF.

But how can I not give my friends Ang Pows, right????? Malu-nya……and I was having several CNY get-togethers this week too. So instead of fighting with him for more Ang Pow budget, my team of ladies voted that I just used my own money for it. Oh well. I have downgraded the Ang Pows now LOL. He just stole my JOY in giving. Urgh. I always tell him, don’t worry. Just give!!! We will be OK!!! But perhaps he is nervous since he will be resigning from his full time job soon to be my driver and babysitter. Plus we are off on holiday again in 10+ days so men being men…….always very calculative and conservative.

So that is my Ang Pow story. I would love for the day when I could give out RM2,000 Ang Pows to a dozen people who surround me with their love. Soon. Soon.

The funny thing is people think I get it back from my kids but actually they hardly get any because they hardly meet anyone. In any case, what we give is much more than what they get and that’s OK. We are not comparing. I have my reasons to give and I don’t expect my kids to get anything. They have enough. I have so many plans to give but the Hubs always, ALWAYS spoils my plans.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Tanjong Jara Resort

The last time we went to the Tanjong Jara Resort was about 15 years ago but amazingly, the place is so well maintained that it is still the same quintessentially Malay luxury Haven in 2017. If anything has changed, it has been for the better!

On our Chinese New Year visit back to Kelantan, whilst on the road, at whim we called the resort to checkoff they had the Sea Villa Anjung available for us on our drive back because we were in need of a beach stop. The girls love the beach and have been asking to go back to Singapore Shangri-La ever since. They are obviously deprived because if they can like a Singapore beach then they would just want to live in one of our own amazing beaches on the east coast islands! It was quite funny trying to negotiate a room whilst on the road because the Maxis signal kept dropping so I kept having to call back. The internet rates at that time were really high or I would have just booked it via the internet because as I recall, in 2003 or whenever it was when we went, we stayed at the same Anjung Sea Villa and it cost only RM1,200 or so then. Surely the prices couldn’t have jumped till RM2,200 per night? I managed to negotiate it down to RM1,800 per night and although they said that the Anjung Sea Villa were for Honeymooners and not for kids, I insisted that we wanted exactly that and nothing else. So after a few calls here and there, we finally managed to get our little beach holiday booked. Yay!

On our way there, we kept stopping at little shop lot hotels to prank the kids saying OK, we’re here! And you should have seen the look on their faces. LOL. My kids are TOO spoilt!!! Anyway, when we finally drove through the majestic resort of what is called the Tanjong Jara Resort, they finally screamed. “I told you! I told you they were lying!”, my little T2 squealed. “You’re so mean to us!”

Oh, we just love pranking our kids……

Our Welcome

We stopped at the driveway where there were 3 welcoming Tanjong Jara Resort staff of which one banged the loud gong to announce our arrival to the rest of the resort. They have this tradition where 1 gong is hit upon anyone’s arrival and when you leave, they hit the gong 3 times – once to thank you so much for staying with us, twice to wish you a safe journey home, and the third to welcome you here again……..I am a sucker for little details like this.

Whilst the Hubs went off to park, we checked in and were served ice cold Rosella and a lovely scented cold towel. The kids LOVED the Rosella because they said it tasted like gummy bears. Soon, the Hotel General Manager came out to greet us and we had a long chat about the resort and I related my fond memories of it. We really need to go back more often! We then proceeded to the Anjung Sea Villa of the Tanjong Jara Resort, they actually call it the Anjung Room but it really downgrades the magnificent set up. It’s not a room! It is a stand alone semi-detached bungalow! And it is huge to run around in with individual pockets of space to play hide and seek! It is just WONDERFUL because there is even the outdoor bath and really so much space for the 4 of us to move around in freely and happily.

As soon as we put our suitcase down, the kids were off to the beach leaving me to unpack but not without first having a bite at the seaside Nelayan resort. The Hubs had a cold beer and I had an apple pie with real vanilla sauce. Heh. That afternoon whilst the kids were at the beach, I just RELAXED in the cold of my villa. I don’t do beaches. It’s too freaking HOT. Thank Heavens for a great husband who makes my life as comfortable as comfortable can be.

That evening, we had dinner at the Di Atas Sungai Restaurant and were pleasantly surprised that the Chef that was there 15 years ago was still there! The Hubs said he remembered Chef Ann and I was curious, how does one remember a Chef at a Resort one has visited 15 years ago! He said it was because she was Malay yet had a Christian sounding name. Huh? Chef Ann means Ann could be short for Anita or Ana, right? Chef Ann came personally to our table of which the kids were also tickled that I had my name on it, to take our orders and the lovely thing is that they can customise our dishes to pretty much anything we want. Dinner was glorious. We were famished. I think the beach makes you hungrier. And so we had starters, mains and dessert and could not walk after LOL. On the way back to the Anjung Sea Villa of the Tanjong Jara Resort, we stopped to watch a movie under the STARS for a bit but T2 was too tired by 9pm so we proceeded back to our abode for the night.

Things to Do at the Tanjong Jara Resort

Honestly, my idea of a holiday is to do NOTHING but for those wanting to do stuff, the Tanjong Jara Resort spoils you for choice:-

  1. Malay Cooking Classes Daily
  2. Morning Yoga Daily
  3. Cycling Trips
  4. Walking around the Markets tours
  5. Reading from the many Hammocks scattered around the Resort
  6. Playing Chess (or anything else) by the many Day Beds that fit 4 pax scattered around the Resort
  7. Swim!!! At the beach or at the many pools (although one pool was an Adults ONLY pool for romantic couples)
  8. Watch movies under the STARS – at 9pm daily, they run a movie by the pool and everywhere has bean bags and pool beds etc.
  9. Eat to your hearts content and enjoy your food with a beautiful view
  10. Spend your time at their glorious SPA VILLAGE ( I did!!!)
  11. Nature Walks
  12. Look for oysters in the rocks
  13. Try your hand at kampung Batik painting
  14. Practise your hand at being a pro photographer because you have THE perfect backdrop in SO MANY PLACES!
  15. Soak in the outdoor bath for hours just looking at trees and sky (only if you book the Anjung Sea Villa)
  16. Get to know the staff, mostly local Terengganu folk – WONDERFUL!
  17. Have a morning beach walk picking up sea shells
  18. Go to the gym (YAWN!!!)
  19. Run on the beach for exercise against the cool sea breeze
  20. Watch the beautiful Tanjong Jara Resort sunrise and sunsets
  21. Learning the Malay culture from around the Resort, they have little snippets of history
  22. Make Sandcastles at the beach with your kids
  23. Learn and Enjoy playing in the treacherous Tanjong Jara Resort waves
  24. Play more boardgames around the wonderfully serene resort
  25. Stay indoors in the AC and watch the idiot box!
  26. PS – Dig your nose and flick it into the sand and ponder how many beach goers do the same. Kidding!!!

Cuisine Choice and Prices

We tried 2 out of the 3 restaurants at the Tanjong Jara Resort being Nelayan and Di Atas Sungai, both were good enough for me, no complaints. It is hotel/resort food. You could never compare it to the gerai outside for example, but for what it is, it was of good quality. Each meal came up to about RM300-500 depending on what we ordered which is quite heavy on the wallet considering what we get but I guess they need to make some money also because they lose out on the monsoon season. If you took on a Resident’s Package however, some of the meals are included so that makes it more affordable. We had apple pies, sambal dishes, burgers, noodles, rice mostly with various dishes and Chef Ann  was a delight to accommodate our every request. What they serve as starters for dinner is little cute Chinese Mantaus (paus) to dip with the best chicken rice type of chilli sauce. Awesome!!! And then for desert, they had banana fritters (so-so), chocolate lava cake (good), ice-cream (OK), and they usually have some desert of the day specials. When we were there, Chef Ann prepared this Pandan Creme Brûlée to die for. Initially you would think eweeee……Malaysian creme brûlée? But it was REALLY GOOD. The Hubs had the green bean dessert. T2 had chocolate lava cake and ice cream every night. Seafood was extremely fresh and we got to savour huge fresh scallops every night – SCORE!!! The squid was also so fresh, OMG!!! I LOVE IT!!!! A freshly squeezed juice cost about RM20++ if I remember correctly so you have a guide on prices. Breakfast buffet was RM35++ per kid (which was very reasonable) and included not just the usual continental breakfast fare but had local Terengganu food like Nasi Dagang, Laksa Terengganu, and such. Loved it.

SPA VILLAGE at the Tanjong Jara Resort where I spent 5 hours on Day 2

I had a 2 hour massage first and foremost by a local Borneo girl that was fantastic. And then I went for lunch and returned for another 2 hours massage this time with a cream bath for my hair! And with a different lady called Yunni? The massage was not as good as the first lady but perhaps because the first lady had already removed all the knows within so I didn’t feel so much effect on the second round but the cream bath was lovely and the best part??? The Mandi Bunga!!!! OMG, I LOVED IT!!!!!! It started with me wearing a sarong which was going to get wet with me anyway. They placed me on a concrete stool and then started pouring flower water on me with fresh flowers and lime I think it was and with each pour, she wished me a host of blessings such as this is to bring you Happiness, Health, Prosperity, Joy, Abundance, and I cannot remember what else but it was all good and spiritual and so I really loved it. Because I felt it right in the middle of my soul. I am just so damn lucky. Prices at the Spa start at about RM450 to RM900 for various spa treatments. For what I got, I spent just under RM800.

CONCLUSION

Tanjong Jara Resort is a place I hold close to my heart because the last time we were there, we left with amazing memories and this time now with kids, albeit an impromptu trip, it was still special. We will certainly go back again soon and not more than 10 years time this time as we promised the GM. I forgot to mention, he sent some wine over with canapés on the day we arrived and daily they would send fresh fruit in syrup for our tea snack. Absolutely wonderful. It was perfect. If there was one complaint that I would be forced to make, it would be the creepy crawlies around the resort. The kids spotted a huge Monitor Lizard by the beach and we also saw quite a big chameleon running around on the garden grounds, when I went to the SPA washroom, there was a gecko on the ceiling – YIKES!!!!!

Still, the Tanjong Jara Resort was truly spectacular. Most special…….

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Kota Bharu, missing Ama…..

We are back in Kota Bharu after a year hiatus due to some KB drama over the year and this time we actually drove back because the Hubs feels I have been giving way too much money away frivolously. He refused to pay RM2,000 for our flights back and the next day, I paid a few thousand for a beach holiday. Oops. We seriously don’t need so much money right? I have bought several packages for a few people this January and gave a few thousand away for Christmas and budgeted another few thousand for CNY. It’s only money. And then I lost RM20,000 – freak! Due to human error. What can I say, I’m just not that good with handling money which is why the Hubs has taken it upon himself to resign this year so he can take over the purse strings. I am also looking forward to him being home with his main driver to care for me. I feel the love yo!

The drive to KB was perfect and unsuspected. I was dreading traffic jams, accidents and rain yet it was smooth all the way with zero jam and zero drama! Like, really?!??? Really!!!! In this instance, I cannot help but think Ama and Nana were watching down on us to ensure we had a super pain free drive. Even the kids were happy being 9 hours in the car! Very strange….

We had great music playing, great food that the Hubs had prepared, ice cooler boxes filled with A&W root beer, snacks and we laughed all the way. Perfect. 

Kong2 was super happy to see his grandkids but things just aren’t the same anymore. I miss Ama. The huge house just isn’t the same without her presence as she filled the house with so much soul. All the Chinese New Year goodies are now non-existent. The cooking by the maid sucks because she uses tons of oil despite countless reminders that oil will kill us. The laughter that Ama brings to the family is somewhat missing because we no longer know what to say to Kong2. He is a man.

The kids have enjoyed their daily all day cycling until they have turned black from sunshine. T2 fell twice yesterday and she is just so funny and cute when she’s pissed and blames the whole world for her falls and T1 is super funny as well making her sarky comments like “…..uh-oh, we need to call the ambulance because T2 has fallen off her bike”

We will go for a short beach holiday on our drive back at the bungalow villa at Tanjong Jara which will be really nice because the kids !have been wanting to see this outdoor bathtub that we took pictures in before we got married. Heh. Finally. It will be reminiscense of our premarital days versus invading the villa now with kids! It’s not even meant for kids but I managed to convince them to allow my kids. 

And then in 2 weeks, we are off to ski again. It will be a good break off my phone whilst I let my Captains run my ship! I hope they surprise me big time!!!

That’s January gone already in a blink. Thank you, Universe, for all my blessings. 

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Speed of the Game is the Name of the Fame!

One of the reasons I am successful (Ahem. Yes, I am!) is that I am a fast worker. I don’t wait and I don’t waste any time. My decisions are fast and I take massive action. There is just no point pondering and waiting when life is already so busy and everything happens so fast. If you want results, start fucking moving. My ego is pretty big at this point so I need my family to keep pulling it back down with some cannonball chains hammered with some nails to the concrete ground. The funny thing is, I don’t get why others don’t get so many things and similarly I am grossly misunderstood a whole damn lot. It’s frustrating and it’s hurtful but perhaps it comes with the territory. I am brave enough to be honest and vocal but that exposes me to a lot of criticism and backlash. I still prefer to be honest and open than be quiet and dangerous or talk a whole load of bull. Some people tell so many lies that they remind me of that dentist who died once upon a time, that pathological liar who was related to a super cool celebrity. I just don’t get it why people need to lie! Aren’t they afraid they get caught out? Aren’t they afraid that they will slip up one day and that everyone will see through their lies more often than not? Lies will just catch up on you, yes? And that’s what gets me, these people don’t even know that they are lying sometimes. So scary.

I don’t have time for TV because I am just too busy hustling. I probably do it for ego’s sake again. I don’t really, really need the money and I almost feel like Robin Hood. It has to do with my Dad telling me the stories of Robin Hood as a child and somehow it stuck that we could relate. Yup. Robin and I, we are of the same DNA. Because I look at my bank account and it should have X amount of dollars yet it only has half. Is it worth it? At the expense of my health? No. At the sight of simple joy and gratitude? An astounding YES. I just want to see people happy. I am so happy. It is only right that others are too.

Money is great of course, there is a lot of freedom and happiness that comes with money; but why do I work so hard? Because I love my work. It gives me a buzz. I love being the first and I love being the winner. I don’t know why. It must be my sad Type A personality. I love being able to pay for anything without looking at the price tag nor blinking an eye, I love being able to give freely without having to count my pennies, as long as I am not investing in my own private jet, I would say life is pretty free these days because I can have a massage every single day if I choose and top it up with a salon hair wash at the most expensive stylist. I won’t but I can. That’s the kind of freedom that comes with working hard and working smart.

In all of my jobs in the past, I was always famous. I produced results. Outstanding results. How? I acted with super speed and I offered over and above. I made a difference. Hard work of course but that is what it takes to be noticed. And if you love doing your job, it really isn’t so bad at all. I have always, ALWAYS loved my work. Crazy nut case that I am. Maybe I just have the drive of an entrepreneur. I have always made tons of money for all my previous bosses. Always think, what can you do to impress that other person? There are 10 other companies vying for the same fucking job. Why would the client choose YOU. Cheap? No way. I have never gone cheap and never will because my price is too high. Even whilst I sold design, we would never stoop low to go cheap and win on price. We win on innovation, value and high quality. Of course you have clients who just don’t see the longer term value for them because they themselves want to make a quick buck hence they hire the cheapest vendors. It is worth it to let those go. Trust me.

When I was working for the 5 STAR serviced offices provider, Regus, where I learned a lot of my skills today, nobody could afford our offices. They had designer everything, who the heck would pay? Well, I made them pay. I added so much value until they agreed to pay. When expat clients would come to view the offices, I would offer them all sorts of services that I had already anticipated any new foreign company in Malaysia would need. Just think, what would a new family from England need in Malaysia? How could I make his family’s life easier? How can I increase his sales for him? What would make HIM happy? It is all about information and knowledge, isn’t it? When you arm yourselves with loads of knowledge, you are able to help SO many people at the snap of your fingers and sooner or later, in most cases sooner, people will just know that you are a star and that you are someone of VALUE. They need you because you can help them with speed. Effortless speed. People love value and convenience. Yes, I put in extra hours to help all these clients but was it worth it? Of course! Or they wouldn’t have told their clients about us and their friends and so on. Business grows when you have a great reputation. Speed to the game. If you are delivering something to someone such as a proposal, make yours the fastest to reach there. If you are meeting with someone, be the earliest to arrive. Think of things to say to people to make them remember you for life. Make people comfortable, make them smile, win them over with laughter. If you can master these skills, you have a pretty good footing for doing great business. Try it!

Always remember, speed to the game is the name to fame. If stuck, email me at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Setting An Intention

Many years ago, I believed that I had lived. My best mate and I in a prostitute’s den amidst frozen cold Poland, discussed life as it were. Whilst the rest of the gang were partying from our architectural field trip, I chose to accompany her alone in her room because she was sick. Sam suffered from lupus and could not eat or drink freely, nor have late nights with any stress. Upon the onset of stress, she would flare up and her cheeks and hands would break out in a painful rash and her entire body would go into spasmodic aches. My heart used to break every time she had a flare up that she could barely control because let’s face it, stress is one of the most difficult things to control. 

Fast forward 25 years after caring for many adults, not much has changed. I still feel I have lived. I have seen so much and dissected so many ideas and philosophies that truly nothing surprised me. There was not much that the brain could not handle and in order to complete my life, all I had to do was to see my girls through their life education and travel a bit more to where I have not. I am free to do anything now so this path is meant to be! Until I was hit with a warning to watch my food. Oh dear. Like for real? Can I have a cheat day? No? Are you serious? But……

And this is how my new life has begun. 

By setting an intention. I am approaching the half millennium mark, no longer a spring chicken as my beloved husband ALWAYS reminds me. He is soon to give me his 500% undivided attention and I cannot wait because it has been so long that I have not had him to myself all day every day although he thinks I would boot him out the month after he is home for a month. I love him. Why should I? 

By setting an intention, one can have a purpose and a guiding light. I certainly know mine. Do you? Light a fragrance whilst you pray for the world and inhale the energy to release your intention. All will be well. 

I love you 2017.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Start Each Day with A Grateful Heart

Start each day with a prayer of gratitude

As the year closes to an end, again I am filled with the utmost gratitude that increases each and every single year. THANK YOU. I do not know what I have done to deserve such blessings in my life over and over and over. Is it my Mother’s lifetime sacrifice that has paid for all this? Is it karma? Am I just damn bloody lucky? Is the law of attraction and abundance working? Do I attract only good energy? What is it??? I don’t know but what I do know is that I need to continue the circle of life to bless others. It is the only way that I know because it is all that my Mother ever did. When she got cheated over and over, she forgave. When she was slandered and ripped, she endured. When she was chucked to the dogs, she fought to survive. You name it, she’s done it. Thank GOD I have had such a good life and never had to come close to what she had gone through. I am eternally grateful. Even now as she looks down at us from above, I know she is still at work. Whenever we are looking for parking, she always, always, ALWAYS finds us prime parking spots, ALWAYS!!! And for whatever my girls wish for, if they are ever in a dilemma or in a fix, their Nana up in Heaven, always sorts it out for them. I am SURE of it. We are just incredibly lucky!!! My girls are always happy and healthy and we have so much fun together that I just do not know any other way to express my gratitude to the Universe for even allowing my late Mom to continue helping us with my dearest friend Fatty as well. I certainly and absolutely feel their love from up above.

It has not been a year without challenges. The business has brought on a series of emotions from pain to elation and there has been the usual back stabbers and bitching but I am so passed that now. I have the women of 2014 to thank for preparing me for this. Everything happens for a reason. People have tried to bring me down and now change their tune to the effect of motivating me to soar. What a joke. But never mind that. For all the ills, I have a hundred thousand more gains because I have helped so many people this year gain better health, healed their problems be it health or financial, and the warmth that comes from this when a parent thanks you with eyes filled with tears of joy because their child has healed just cannot be replaced nor quantified. When a man thanks you wholeheartedly because you have helped his financial woes when his entire life savings have been stripped from unfortunate circumstances, you know that you have an additional ally for life. Not that I will be needing it because I have everything already and although I am not in the best of health, I am so confident that I have sufficient prayers to see me through a very good and long life to come. THANK YOU.

So what has been the greatest big bang to my year??? Apart from earning a sweet income that enables my husband to retire from his full time job you mean??? I recently made an impulse trip to Taiwan because my friend wanted to go so I decided to support her and go too and BANG!!! I came home with an additional USD5,000 cheque for winning the 2nd place in Naturally Plus for SHARING WITH INTEGRITY. It really wasn’t that difficult and the cheque is not a big deal seeing that the company pays me so much more every week anyway; it is the recognition that despite the fact that I was abandoned and pushed away, I rose beyond without the act of performing anything unethical and have grown a steady business with a strong foundation. Yay me. YAY ME!!!

We brought the girls for a whirlwind trip to Hong Kong just before Taiwan and had a blast. 120 hours of solid family quality time. Christmas is planned with family from abroad and I just know it is going to be a super happy occasion together with New Year’s Eve and next year, we start running again for my new projects. Yes, I am expanding several new projects because I can and because I do not want to leave all my eggs in one basket. Am I a solid entrepreneur? You bet. But one with a heart that needs to be pushed by my friends to harden up because entrepreneurs are usually hard and shrewd, but not me. I try but fail miserably so thank goodness for real friends and my business partners who have stuck with me through thick and thin.

My schedule up to March is now full house and I honestly can say that I do feel like Wonder Woman. REALLY. I myself cannot comprehend how much I do every single day and do it with the biggest smile. I have a PA of course who is the greatest blessing who makes my life so much easier. Love her to bits to the end of the moon.

We booked a Japan holiday for February with a penthouse outdoor jacuzzi for the girls to have their own huge balcony of snow. They are such boring farts that they only want to go to the same places over and over again whereas I want to explore the world with new places all the time. But to them, they have fallen in love with some places and just want to revisit over and over and over. What shall I do with this dilemma??? Take my girlfriends to the places that I want to go to that my kids don’t, that’s how! But for Christmas next year, we will spend it in Europe because THAT is the plan so no matter what they moan and whinge about, we are going to do that Italy trip and hop over to Godma Jamie in Holland to visit her little girl Mikaela; then hop over to the UK but of course to visit my friends and that is probably all the time we have enough for because Italy will take up the bulk of the holiday. Club Med Phuket is coming up in April, Kota Bharu in January for Chinese New Year, Japan with Naturally Plus in October and Germany in November. I need to bring the kids somewhere in August too for the Summer Holidays. Well, I don’t NEED to but heck, this is our life now. Travel IS education. Almost half my year is out of Malaysia, can you believe it? I can only see the future of America coming soon onto my travel map seeing that it involves one of my new businesses. And today the girls mentioned about visiting Santa Claus in Finland.

I have learnt so much this year. Just one night in Taiwan, I learnt this amazing back exercise that actually focuses on the brain to remove back pain. I was in pain on travel day because i had walked 100,000 steps in Hong Kong prior and then had to fly to Taiwan the next day after so that day, I was squatting down wherever and whenever at the airport when there were no actual seats or when I was queueing at immigration. It was embarrassing but I could not bear the pain. Then that evening, my Japanese friend came to my hotel room and taught me this exercise and voila!! Next day, I went through the whole Taiwan Dash convention with ZERO pain despite the standing on stage and walking here and there and traveling back that very same night. AMAZING!!! What a priceless piece of knowledge!!!!

I also learnt about karma and yuen fan and my win just sealed the deal that karma is really true.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Finalising the Holidays

Yay! I finally did it! Signed our lives away to our next few holidays! The kids are super duper excited. Like duh.

Well, we better travel as much as possible whilst I still can! We are doing Hong Kong to visit friends, do the Ocean Park and Disneyland thing because T2 didn’t get to go to Cinderella’s castle in Tokyo Disneyland. It was cold and the queues were way too long even with fast pass so we promised her that we will do it in HK. She is incredibly excited and suddenly now I wish I had booked more days because I just realised we wouldn’t have much time to shop but heck, it’s not that we need to shop, right. We have everything we need. NO SHOPPING!!!

Niseko is booked but guess what? I booked wrongly again!!! I am just not the best holiday booker as I get confused with all the time zones and flight times with connections etc. Thankfully, we were not charged any penalties this time round since we have not only been before but I did call them to change the dates as SOON as I realised I had booked the wrong dates. Duh. Fail Mama.

This time round, the kids do not want to stop over in Tokyo or other parts of Japan so we are only spending the entire week in Niseko when the cold is only minus fucking 6 degrees. Uhuh. Day time is about minus 2. We also got the penthouse this time with an outdoor jacuzzi which I am extremely curious about. It would be akin to an outdoor hot onsen in the snow. Surreal. And since there is a big outdoor balcony with the jacuzzi, I was hoping that it would entertain the kids sufficiently that we do not have to go downstairs outdoors every single day to watch them whilst they play in the snow. *lazy Mom syndrome*

This trip, we intend to ski a lot more (I think) and T2 will try a more advanced slope. Heh. My little daredevil, I just know how much she loves danger and speed whilst I watch in palpitation mode. I must remember to bring TONS of Izumio exactly for this purpose since it slows down my palpitations immediately. I think the Hubs is the most excited of all as he has started making holiday lists LOL. List for what to bring, lists for what to eat, lists of what to buy back.

Apart from my Naturally Plus free holidays next year to Club Med Phuket, Japan and Germany (of which the Hubs should be coming with me as he would have retired by then!), we intend to travel to Italy since I missed the free holiday to Italy recently and from the photos of my team in Italy, I was sold. The truth is I just want to eat Italian food all day and night but please don’t tell my Doctor that. I am now busy planning for Italy…..to gel with Christmas in Amsterdam with Godma Jamie and Baby Mikaela. I am not sure if we could just go to Germany and not come back till after Christmas but it is very possible that the company would not allow such an extension. Otherwise it would be fly to Germany, fly back and then fly to Italy again. Shish. My kids would love that of course. They love aeroplanes. And guess for what? Watching movies and playing games! Like they are so deprived.

OK, I need to exercise and continue my year planning for next year. Plan to stay ahead and get ahead or stay exactly where you are in 2018. *waves*

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Forgiveness

Once upon a time, my late mother was thrown out of her own home and labelled a prostitute because she fell pregnant with me. Not only had she been beaten and called names by her own mother due to shame and lost of face, she was sent into hiding. Nobody must know, screamed an enraged mother. She was also forced to abort at 7 months to which she ran away but the damage that her own Mother, a head nurse (matron of the hospital ward at the time) who was experienced in delivering babies who could actually suggest an abortion knowing full well the risks involved to her own daughter’s life left a broken child. It was literally as though the most beautiful porcelain vase had been smashed with hatred. How dare she bring shame to the family name.

As a Mother and a Daughter, I can only imagine the emotional damage that the ordeal had created.

My mother never forgave her mother and died of cancer.

Her heart was so torn and broken that her own mother would not and could not love her, so she found solace in her Dad, who couldn’t do much as the secondary provider in the family. She eventually ran away and started her own life with her own means and sought attention and love from others since her own family had nothing for her. Even her friends were closer to her than family. Do I blame her? Not at all. What does one do when your own family lets you down over and over and over again?

After she started her own family, she tried to care for her Mother since they were neighbours and paid for a lot. She would even gift a lot of jewellery to her Mother who willed it away to other siblings which made my Mom very upset. My grandmother practised favouritism in the highest degree. It was so obvious yet if you were to ask, everyone denies it. This is where my mother was wrong in my humble opinion. For me, when you give, expect nothing back. I have given a lot away myself and have been hurt even more because not being grateful or even saying thank you is painful, but stabbing you after you have given so much is a double edged sword. It kills. I will not stop giving because of these fuckers though because God is watching. He is. But for my Mom, she felt that jewellery that she had gifted to her mother should eventually come back to her own children, us. This is where I disagree. Perhaps Grandma felt that the poorer members of the family needed the gold and diamonds? Who knows right?

I have boomed several businesses by promoting and sharing about them yet instead of gratitude, these women run with the crowd of spineless cows and stab me instead. How stupid does that make me feel? Totally stupid. I had no agenda and nothing to gain AT ALL but did it out of pure kindness because I could. I have a voice and I have an audience. But that is what happened. It is OK though because like I said earlier, God is fair. I am the millionaire now, not them. Please don’t come looking for me for financial help though because I will not help you. I will only help wherever God leads me and He does. I’ll tell you straight up right now. Think and judge whatever you like if you think I am the selfish bitch. I don’t mind.

Coming back to my Mom, after we were adults and when Mom was diagnosed with cancer, she instructed me to never have anything to do with her family. They had hurt her way too much and gone beyond the line of low and she did not want me to have ANYTHING AT ALL to do with them. I had my own family now and my own life. She told me to stay away from them or they would use me the same way they had used her, or worse bring bad luck to my happiness. I used to coax her into forgiving her own mother because I felt that the bitterness was manifesting her cancer within but Mom said no. If her Mother were to die tomorrow, she would not attend her funeral. Wow. And she made me promise that I would have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the entire family. Yes, yes, yes. She kept repeating it. Can you imagine what a huge demand that was? But I obeyed her till the very day she passed away. She also instructed me not to tell any of her family members how sick she was and not to invite any of them to her own funeral. As a result, many of the family members I was told were pissed at me. So be it.

Since then though, I have been in contact with my Aunt and today, went to visit my grandmother who is 93 years old. I will admit that I thought I felt my Mom writhe in her grave. This very same grandmother has also hurt me many a time with her harsh words and insinuations (filled with lies, unfortunately some are just pathological liars) and due to my Mom’s insistence, I had not seen her for years. She has never even met my second daughter! But as things go, I decided to make an appearance because my Aunt said she didn’t have long to go and I just went for the sake of going against my late mother’s wishes. I don’t think she was happy. She probably wondered why I suddenly decided to visit her. Was it her money? It is the same with my other great-grandmother who also didn’t treat me very nice when I was a kid. When she was dying, I visited her out of obligation. There was no agenda. And this is why I hate visiting the people that I do not have an affinity with. I do not like being fake and I do not like visiting with an agenda. Sometimes I know that if I were to make a visit, that people would just assume that I wanted their money so I don’t do it. I never want anyone’s money because I am very capable of making it myself.

So today was a very big step for me. To visit my biological grandmother that I have not seen for years. I have no regrets. I don’t think I can be as hard as my mother but I can see that if I do not soften more and forgive all those who have wronged me (FUCK! THERE ARE QUITE A FEW!!! Shall we name them?), I will suffer my own fate eventually.

Thus in my heart, all you bitches who have wronged me, and you know exactly who you all are unless you have psyched yourselves into thinking otherwise, I forgive you. I truly forgive you. And to all the women whom I have accidentally hurt unintentionally, well, you should have come to me to thrash it out. If you don’t then how would I ever know? Sometimes you must understand that I cannot read minds but I can swear in God’s name that I would never have intentionally caused you any hurt. It is just not what I do and I have no motive for doing such a thing. In any case, I am sorry.

I can sometimes feel how influential I am to the point that I become a threat to some. I don’t know why but I just feel it and I think it is so ridiculous because it is all in these women’s heads as I am seriously quite a simple, straightforward kind of girl. I am sorry if I do not do things YOUR way but I have my own reasons and am entitled to them. This is exactly why some women dislike me. But come on, we should be adults and agree to disagree, no? I have bitches who are my closest buddies and we can disagree to the max yet there is mutual respect. I would never hit them below the belt and they would never go around spreading lies about me. People should just be honest and fess up. Come direct to me and tell me their problems. Otherwise just leave me alone.

I repeat again, whatever the case, I forgive you. And I am sorry if I have hurt you.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Spoiling my children……

Spoiling my children is one of my favourite past times. I know it may not be doing them much favours but I think I know what I am doing. Growing up, I was pretty spoilt myself. I guess the word spoil is all relative since one man’s treasure is another man’s poison. For clarity’s sake, my version of spoilt is as follows so that we are all on the same page.

When I grew up, I could have practically anything I wanted – material goods. That included buying the whole store of Archie Comics over the years, Seventeen Mags, all the snacks that I wanted and all the books that I wanted and certainly all the clothes that I wanted whenever we did set foot into a shopping mall. My Mom was generous to a fault. It was just the nature of her. Perhaps because she didn’t have much herself. My childhood was pretty free in that I could watch all the TV that I wanted and go to my friend’s homes whenever I felt like it (as long as I told my parents where I was) and we were well fed. Seriously no complaints apart from Dad always comparing us to his other nephews and nieces who were much better than us. But that’s just a normal traditional parents kind of trait. I forgive them because I know many parents who have done just that. It is annoying and stupid but they didn’t know any better.

My kids now? They seriously get a lot of their way as well. It depends on what exactly because I do make them work to get a lot of things but stuff like where to eat or what to buy, I have been pretty relaxed. They are good kids. If they choose to eat Japanese, we go. If they want to get a book, we buy. There are no limitations because we can afford it and for that we are extremely grateful. Having said that, I have always remembered my late Mom drilling it into my head that although I was able to taste the good life then, that I must know that it could go at anytime and that we should always be grateful for our lives because so many others have nothing. I always said OK in agreement and was very aware that come tomorrow, everything could change and we could be traveling around on a motorbike, for example. Or a bus. I tell my kids the same thing. How many kids get to travel on Business? How many kids get to see snow as and when? How many kids get to have Mommy at home at their disposal? How many kids get to eat whatever they want? My kids have so much freedom of choice. The good thing is that it makes them think. For every decision, there must be thought and choice. They don’t always get their way of course, but they get a lot of what they like. And they are fully aware that I can change my mind at anytime and confiscate ANYTHING that they have. So we’re good.

I have always wondered though if someone with a terminal disease would suddenly spoil their kids more. Spoil in the sense of make them ecstatically happy in every way. Spoil with material goods if they wish but more so spoil with their own time of creating some amazing memories since they know their time is limited. We all take our lives so much for granted that we fail to spend sufficient quality time with each other. I pray parents would see this light sooner than later that our lives in this world is short. Because for what it is worth, I just know that so many parents are busy making money that the kids take a backseat. It is sad. I have never taken my own kids for granted. Yes, they drive me nuts all the time but I also know they are God’s gift and that they are on loan. Never take your kids for granted.

I don’t know if the way I spoil my kids is right or wrong or too much. What I do know is that they are not rude and that they have compassion. They have been taught to think and can probably be self sufficient if they needed to earn some money. They have that in-built Eurasian drive like me. If something needed to be done, we would get it done. Emotionally, well, they are still kids. What I do is spoil them with unconditional love. I am sure I am judged as a Mother but what to do? My kids are happy, my family are happy, and we have not hurt anyone intentionally or within our knowledge, nor cheated a single person in this world, so I guess our karma is pretty damn good. Just let us be. If I want to spoil my kids, please let us be. We have worked really hard to be where we are today and we deserve every bit of happiness that we enjoy. Everyone can have this freedom. It is just a matter of putting things to action so that you can have the rest of your lives free from limitations.

I was explaining to the kids today just why they needed to always keep their minds open to learning. We were deciding what to eat and one of the restaurants had a seriously long queue. What if that was the only restaurant we could afford? What if we were starving? We would then have to join the rest and queue along and wait, tired, irritated, hungry. But because we have enough, we can choose to go to any of the other more expensive restaurants. Freedom like this is a blessing and with such freedom, we must always give back to those who cannot afford. Because God is always fair. And so we must.

They got it.

I am blessed. Thank you.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Welcome December !!

So much has happened in the last week. My emotions are all over the place and whilst I am going through this reality, I have been busy still putting all the new plans into place for the new business. It is crazy. I am crazy. And God has now shown me that He is serious. But you know what? The signs are just too good to ignore! Everything is flowing so beautifully and falling into place that I am finding great difficulty in just ignoring what is meant to be! But perhaps next year is the year I really need to make a change. It is the year the Hubs and I take a year off to reassess our lives to chill and work towards my health. Speaking of which, does anyone know a nutritionist or chef that I could hire? Since my Aunty here can’t cook, I thought of hiring a chef to do the cooking for us. All I need is someone who has the experience in cooking healthy food. Heck. That could be me but I am too damn lazy. Perhaps if the Hubs stayed home from work, he could be that person. But till then…..

I am also too lazy to order in food daily because that takes effort. Plus it is a logistical nightmare because you have to deal with delivery times and such. My movements are very fluid. During the month of December anyway but that is because the kids are on school holiday.

I had an earful from 2 wonderful old ladies (looks left and right to ensure they aren’t listening) from the kampung of Kota Bharu and Phuket yesterday and that made me feel at home. Despite not keeping in touch with them on a regular basis, they were there when it truly mattered. I didn’t go looking of them. Their antennas are strong. Blessed I am.

I have been diffusing Young Living’s TRANSFORMATION oil daily at my work desk (even though I shouldn’t be working! but to be fair, I am only working as and when I am feeling OK) because next year is TRULY a year of TRANSFORMATION !!!! I am excited!!!

Already this December, I have let go of my teams. Allowed them to mingle and be free to be tempted to other teams. I no longer am responsible for their queries or anything for that matter. I have moved on and am free now. Now’s the chance for everyone to go in to steal every single one of them to add to their pool of earnings. I am working on bigger things.

As it is, our lifestyles here at home have changed too. Baby steps. I spend way less time on my phone these days. In fact, I have removed Facebook from my phone. It doesn’t mean I won’t be posting! Just less regularly on the business front but more on my own interests perhaps? Due to it being the school holidays, I have also transformed for the first time ever into being the friendly tiger Mom. Friendly? Yes. Friendly. How so? Well, I work hard at being the playful friendly tiger Mom so that the kids get work done but they do it wanting to do so because it is all play. It works! And I am so pleased.

I am making them both write ONE ESSAY every single day. T1 has to write a minimum of 800 words and T2 writes 2-3 Exercise Book pages which amounts to about 200 words. T1 should really write more. When I was 10, I was doing way more than a thousand word essays. This exercise has been very successful I must say and I am very happy with it because I learn how weak T2’s spelling is despite her amazing ideas so in her whole essay, we then pick out all the words in which she has spelled wrongly and get her to learn them. The last essay they wrote was titled The Little Pink Puppy and she had 35 wrong spellings!!! The beauty is that today, she has already learnt those 35 words and how to spell them correctly. Otherwise no iPad!! Today, their essay was about My Perfect Christmas……I have not marked it yet but these essays give me an insight to my children’s thoughts and I love it!

On top of making them earn their good life over the school holidays, I am also spending much more time with them now. It is the holidays after all. Soon, the family will be down for Christmas and I will be busy, busy, busy! I haven’t decided if we should have a turkey at home or go out to have it. And I need to plan for NYE too because a bigger group of family will be down for that! Any ideas???

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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MLM – Multi-Level Marketing in Malaysia

Before 2014, I will tell you frankly that I looked down on MLM peeps. Why? Because I had several bad experiences with these MLM wankers. One conned me into attending a rally that completely freaked me out (AMWAY) and another forced me to keep signing my credit card (Filipino lady for NUSKIN). Yes, I know nobody can force you right? But she was so stressful that it was easier to just sign it and get rid of her. I was earning RM12,000+ at that time and I signed away about RM8,000. Those days, I was still living at home with very little expenses so it was OK.

Fast forward 20 years later when I already earned RM35,000 a month, did I even care about doing an MLM business? Tell me. Would YOU care? I was comfortable. Why would I want to start running an MLM business?

So my experience in the last 2 years has been that those who were arrogant like me previously, will see the wrath of suffering, and suffered I have.

  1. Fear of being cheated – this is probably the number one reason why people stay away from MLM companies and businesses because the freedom is truly there to cheat one another. But that is exactly why each individual needs to sit down and pay attention to the Business Plan, do their own research on the company and read up, talk to loads of people who are doing the business within the same company AND outside, and then make an informed decision. Why deny yourself a potentially good thing? Alternatively, go through someone you truly trust. This is tricky because trust is a sensitive issue. I trusted my introducer purely because another friend said she could be trusted but now the very same lady has apologised saying she had only just met her. WTF !!! Well, totally my fault because I shouldn’t have depended on someone else’s trust and used my own feelers instead. Too late now. We start again.
  2. Fear of products not working – why would anyone want to spend on something when we do not know if something is useful to us or not? What if you were desperate and had nowhere else to go? The least you can do is to try? Then at least you can say you tried? If you never try it with a good support system, then you will never know. And when it comes to a matter of life and death, trying is worth it. Also, again do your research. Is it 100 people saying the products are great or is it 10,000 people saying the products are great? Talk to tons of people and when you come across someone who has only negative things to say about the product, find out the real reasons. Don’t just depend on ONE SOURCE because most likely people just tell THEIR sides of the story, yes? Speak to several sources and make your own assessment and judge with your own gut feel if what the majority are saying are true. Also, if the products have research articles scientifically backed, read them for goodness sake. It will give you the confidence to try them. And not just research articles but research articles from Credible Sources. How would you know? Ask. Google. Best Medical Journals, for example.
  3. Failure to believe – ALL MLM companies will tell you that you can become a millionaire. Yes, I will admit it sounds bloody far fetched. Until I became one myself through the MLM system. I kid you not. I am not here sharing this to entice you to join me. No. I am about to start a new MLM business and whether you join me or not, I am still going to crank up the numbers because I simply know how. What I am saying though is if you wanted to gain financial freedom from an MLM business (which is a fantastic way to fast track your journey seriously!), do your research with all the available MLM businesses in Malaysia and truly UNDERSTAND what they are all about. Speak to people to explain each other’s systems to you so you really know. The people who work for company A will only tell you what they want to from company A so ask company B how they would compare company A to company B, for example. I am a pro at that. Come talk to me if you really are interested to know why I have chosen one particular MLM over another. Another important point to note is you should always get the person who is introducing the MLM business to you to show you realistically just how you can achieve your financial goals in what amount of time. And then you yourself decide if it is at all worth it. If you want a commitment from them, get it! Get them to draw it up in black and white to show you how you will be achieving your financial goals and get them to commit to it. Make it legal if you wish! The weakness in the MLM system is that many a time, people exaggerate the actual process and then you find it that much more challenging or realise that you have to put in more money in order to make more. Bullshit. I don’t do that. I work hard for my money and because of that, I have been able to help so many people. Not boasting, just fact.
  4. Pyramid Schemes – MLM companies are NOT pyramid schemes. Pyramid and Ponzi schemes are businesses where there is no physical product. What happens is they sell you something which is not tangible, such as hidden gold coins, or land in another country, or forex; you know? Stuff that you pay for but don’t ACTUALLY get and can feel? So all you have is a piece of PAPER. Hey, with a  piece of paper, anyone can fly off with the wind and what do you do then? I used to work at a British Multinational and had clients who did exactly this so I know exactly how they made their money and how they conned everyone into buying. It was extremely CLEVER!!! And they were rich!! In a legitimate MLM structure, you must get something tangible. You pay for goods and you get it so you can use those goods immediately. The bonus lies in actually being able to get cash back or earn an income when you refer more sales or share with more people to allow the company to have more customers. Like a group buy kind of concept. You become the company’s marketing and sales force instead. Why not? Especially if you have an excellent product that sells itself?
  5. Laziness – Errr……if you are too comfortable in your comfort zone, then please continue to laze in your comfort zone. The reason people get up and work is because they want to free themselves from the burdens of life or have a purpose to fulfil. Even if you were super wealthy, your health is not guaranteed and your wealth is not guaranteed either. Everyone needs a spare tyre because yours could go flat ANY time. So why not work towards a BACK UP PLAN, so that should anything untoward ever happen, you have THIS to fall back on. And if all goes hunky dory, well, you have a freaking BONUS!!! But let’s just say you were SO RICH that you never had to work a day in your life and had enough reserves to keep several generations going, your health is still not guaranteed but more than that, why not do something for the community? Why not give back to society? You never know where the work you do can take you. Change the lives of others for the better. Why not.

So if you want a truly objective view of MLM businesses in Malaysia, I am able to give it to you. Despite the fact that I am already in several MLM businesses because I get a buzz now out of it. Some are better than others and most have their good and their bad. You just have to assess them all and decide which is the best fit for you. And believe you me, I became a millionaire with the MLM vehicle and you certainly can too. I did it in 2 years. Even if you took 10 years to get it done, it is still an amazing feat much more worthy than slogging 30 years of your life and still not being able to save a million dollars. Agree?

Be prepared that nothing comes for free and you do have to work and invest in a business in order to make a return but with an MLM vehicle, the initial upfront cost is really nothing as compared to a conventional business where you need several years of hard 24/7 work in order to sniff your first sight of return let alone profit!

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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Last 2 months of 2016

‘Tis the season to be jolly, my cousins from Australia are already asking me what the New Year’s Eve plans are. I haven’t even started thinking about Christmas but heck! I’m already on holiday mode!

I have not been well due to too much stress for sure. Why am I stressed? Because people are playing dirty all around me. But like any entrepreneur would do, I have now successfully removed the bad hats from my organisation and they have happily gone to the dark side. Let’s hope they stay there. There is no easy way to get rid of people seriously. No matter what, there will be a back lash, but I would rather grow a good clean organisation with good people rather than one with people who are insincere and only in this for themselves. Pure greed. We do not want such people. There are so many other groups to join for that but you will not be welcomed in mine. I call the shots and an ethical clean organisation is what I want with a strong foundation made from solid people with good calciumated back bones.

So on to Christmas and New Years!!! And exciting new plans for 2017!!!

My team are heading off to Italy next week and I will again miss my free luxury holiday. Why? Because quite simply, there is nobody to care for the kids and the Hubs is busy with a deadline so he can’t take care of them either. Blablablabla. I also had to miss my Japan holiday 2 weeks ago because I got super-stressed and almost got a heart attack. I need to slow down. So we will be off for holiday soon and thereafter my entire family from Australia and my brother from Thailand is visiting over the Xmas and New Year so we will be super busy entertaining the dozen of them having makan-makan fiestas every single day.

Although the year has been super-charged and I have met some truly wonderful people, I am glad it is coming to an end and have started planning for the New Year. Bring it on 2017!!!

I have several projects up my pipeline. I know right. Here I go again being even more ambitious than before but heck, I have the experience now to know what I am doing AND I have hired help so I am good. DON’T WORRY!!!

I am doing new things and doing things that I love doing. The Hubs will retire soon and then he will be kicking my ass to the gym daily. But he will also take over the kids and the driving and the cooking so I don’t have to anymore. I am so grateful for that. What I really need to start doing is filing. My desk is a mess!

The girls had their exam week this week so it will be interesting to see what their results hold next week at Report Card Day. Hehehe. Oh, and I got a new rock! Yes! A glorious new big rock. One that I have been waiting several years for. Because 1 Carat is really to small for my large body already. So until I actually slim down, I need a fat ring to feel some love because boy can I tell you how unloved I feel sometimes. I am like an open over-flowing tap and people just take and take and take non stop. Enough already.

New businesses. New projects. New colour!!!

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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A year of transformation

Naturally Plus Journey

Today when I opened up my Naturally Plus online system, I cried. The figures staring at me was too huge. I don’t feel I deserve this kind of figures. What have I done to get all this? All I have done is just tried to heal myself from illness and as a case by default, shared the goodness of Izumio and Super Lutein with the world. Many rejected the products because it is sold via a direct selling network. That is understandable. I have detested such product pushing methods all my life but because I have tried and tested them myself and researched them to death too, I myself was sold. Why not share? It is up to anyone if they wanted to try it or not. I have seen it work on too many people now to not believe it. Placebo effect? Who knows and quite frankly, who cares? If it makes someone else’s life better, why ever not? It works for me. It works for thousands of others that I personally know. Some people will never try it. That is their choice. But for the many who do, I am grateful for all their words of gratitude that keep pouring in to share just how their lives have changed since starting Izumio and Super Lutein. You’re welcome.

Just to qualify, Izumio and Super Lutein are backed by tons of research articles and clinical trials done as you would be able to research from over a dozen independent resources. These are from the American Government, these are from Japanese Medical Faculties, and hmm….it included Swiss pharmaceuticals at some point too. Could they all be making it up? One big global conspiracy? How do we explain the results then? The actual medical results from the hospitals and labs. They all show improvements after consumption of Izumio and Super Lutein. Even healthy people have better blood work.

There are haters and naysayers of course. Those who were ill-advised on what izumio and super lutein is all about. And then they do not see the results so they brush it aside and tell everyone, “It doesn’t work.” I am SO confident that if anyone were to follow my healing protocol, that IT WILL WORK. And I am confident enough about the products to put my money where my mouth is. Really.

Special People

October is the month of a very sweet soul who has been a push for me to keep going because in a world where everyone just keeps taking and taking, she sits silently in the corner but acts, and action does speak louder than words. I miss Fatty. No amount of tears will bring him back but I trust he has our backs in whatever pursuits we follow. Fatty used to tell me that this girl was a smart girl. Of course she is. There aren’t too many around. Sometimes no words are necessary yet you get each other. And for Fatty to say she was smart, it was without a doubt. I have many smart women on my Izumio team. Some are smart and greedy. I always pray that whoever is smart and greedy to please leave the team. There is no place for bad apples. Some have left and I am grateful. I can afford to lose 500 women (an income of RM50,000) but I don’t think there are that many of them, perhaps none anymore. Time will tell. What I am grateful for is that the good people are with me. Sometimes people ask me, why do people bitch about you? What have you done to them? To be quite honest, I don’t even know but logic tells me that when you do something or not do something that is aligned with someone else’s plans, that person may choose to dislike you. Am I correct? Jealousy, greed, I don’t know. Sometimes it is purely from listening to what someone else says! And without clarifying the truth with the other party, it is taken as a given. How dumb can one be?

I welcome any hater to confront me in front of witnesses anytime (even haters from 2 years ago) to thrash it out what exactly their problems were/are. I am sure nobody wants to. Why? I guess some just cannot be arsed and some are just plain loaded with guilt. What a waste of time. Just know that when you hate, you create free radicals within. Don’t hate. Learn to release and love…..

Meanwhile, I just continue with my work and enjoy my life to the max with my family and friends. I am quite simple like that. My Sakai friends sent me a vase of flowers just because. I love them to bits.

Self-Achievements for 2016

This year, I have had the honour of writing for an International publication. I cannot mention it as it is not out yet but it was one step closer towards my dream of being internationally acclaimed. It is in the league of Vogue and all the other publications in the world that are worth mentioning and Anna Wintour was part of the team. Booyah! There is only one more publication that I would like to write for and that day will come. I know it. For me, it is the ultimate.

I was selected as the Mommy Ambassador for Kuala Lumpur to help families around the world plan their trips to Malaysia on Momaboard – THE holiday planner for families with kids. I can promise you that the holidays that I plan for you wherever you are in the world will leave you with the greatest memories of MY COUNTRY, Malaysia. I get incredible pleasure growing my international family that wherever we go in the world, we connect with lovely people and be at home in their homes. That for me has always been the best part of our holidays the world over. To spend quality time with another local family, to have our kids connect from different cultures, play different new games, eat local food, and really dig in deep into the roots of each locale. Bliss.

I have grown a stable business from scratch and have a fantastic, FANTASTIC team of women behind me. I can see how empowering this is for a lot of women and we are just going to rock this world. And from this business, I have started venturing out into other businesses in cross-selling and up-selling in order to meet customer demands. I love my job!!! I am also actively training my new Manager how to take over my business so I can focus on my new projects. Can’t wait till she earns a 5 figure salary and beyond.

Family is Everything

And guess what? Do you know my husband has actually been learning up about stuff? He is taking an interest in what I do because hey, when your wife earns 3 times more what you earn, you better start paying attention. He has also been more involved with the household everything and we are spending a lot more time with the kids now. Last weekend for example we were PACKED with kids activities. OMG. I can’t believe we had the stamina to do one thing after another from 8am Rock Climbing to this and that and everything until we finally got home at 10pm and then the next day it was out Roller Blading in the sun and man, I felt like a kid myself!

Life is great. Life is GREAT.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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